VISITORS to Wanneroo Showground have access to more modern facilities following toilet block upgrades.
The upgrade was possible thanks to a $220,000 Labor election commitment, delivered through the State Government’s Local Jobs, Local Commitments project.
The modern yet heritage sympathetic building was part of a plan to upgrade facilities needed to maintain the showground’s ability to accommodate community activities.
The showground in the Wanneroo town centre hosts large events such as the annual Wanneroo Agricultural Show, the Vietnamese Tet New Year’s celebrations and one of the largest Australia Day citizenship ceremony in the country.
It is also home to sporting groups such as the Wanneroo Cricket and Football Clubs.
Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton said as a long term member of the Wanneroo Agricultural Society, she was proud of the investment at Wanneroo Showground, including new toilets and upgrades to the Margaret Cockman Pavilion.
“The Wanneroo showgrounds is the iconic heart of Wanneroo, and I am pleased that this important election commitment by me has been delivered,” she said.
“This much needed infrastructure supports the many community events held at the showgrounds including the Wanneroo Agricultural Show.”
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, who recently visited the facility with the MP, welcomed the State funding.
“The showgrounds are used widely, not only by local residents, but by many visitors from far afield,” she said.