Wanneroo Council accepts $2.49m tender for Olympic Kingsway clubrooms

Wanneroo councillor Brett Treby, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Olympic Kingsway Sports Club president Steven Nelkovski.
Wanneroo councillor Brett Treby, Mayor Tracey Roberts and Olympic Kingsway Sports Club president Steven Nelkovski.

OLYMPIC Kingsway Sports Club’s clubrooms are likely to be built by late 2019 after Wanneroo Council accepted a $2.49 million construction tender.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, councillors unanimously agreed to accept the tender from McCorkell Constructions for two buildings at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex.

Construction is scheduled to start in December and finish in September 2019. The council will also allocate $202,772 in the City’s 2019-20 capital works budget to complete the works.

Two separate buildings are being constructed to suit the existing infrastructure and layout. They will each include unisex change rooms, toilets, a first aid room and external storage.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City had consulted with the soccer club during the initial concept and detailed design stages.

“Consultation has been an important part of the design process to ensure that the new buildings meet the needs of the club and Football West,” she said.

Club president Steven Nelkovski said members would welcome the buildings.

“We have been based at Kingsway since 1973 when the original clubroom was built and the club was much smaller,” he said.

“Today we have around 800 members and have completely outgrown the existing facilities.”

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Cr Brett Treby said the project had been “a long time coming” and had “a fair bit of gestation”.

The City will provide $2.4 million for the $2.9 million project, with the club providing $248,715 and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development providing a $200,000 grant.