Premier Mark McGowan reveals netball pavilion plans during Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex visit

Premier Mark McGowan with local netballers and Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton, Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton,Yvette Thomson (president Wanneroo Districts Netball Association), Cowan MHR Anne Aly and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490521
Premier Mark McGowan with local netballers and Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton, Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton,Yvette Thomson (president Wanneroo Districts Netball Association), Cowan MHR Anne Aly and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490521

CONSTRUCTION of a $3.1 million netball pavilion at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex in Madeley is expected to start this month.

Premier Mark McGowan visited the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex today to unveil site plans for the Wanneroo Districts Netball Association pavilion, partly funded by Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton’s $500,000 election commitment in 2017.

The remainder of the project is being funded by the City of Wanneroo and construction of the facility will start in February.

A contractor for the project will be announced shortly, and it is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 netball season.

The project will include upgrades to toilets, change rooms, umpires’ rooms, a first aid room, storage and kitchen facilities.

The successful contractor for the project will be announced shortly.

More than 6000 club members and 500 teams will benefit from the improved facilities, with the upgrades set to alleviate the current shortage of change room space, and support increased local participation in the sport.

“Thousands of players use this facility week in, week out – and I’m proud to help deliver these important upgrades for the local community,” Mr McGowan said.

Ms Winton said as an avid netballer, she knew how important it was teams had access to high-quality sporting facilities.

“I’m looking forward to spending many Saturdays, once our new facility is up and running, cheering on our local teams and hopefully seeing many new faces getting involved,” she said.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts thanked the State Government for its contribution to the much-needed project.

“The Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex is an important facility for north metropolitan Perth with tens of thousands of people and many sporting clubs using the amenities annually,” she said.

“The City of Wanneroo is committed to working collaboratively with its partners and local stakeholders to ensure this wonderful facility continues to meet community needs, now and into the future.”