Work starts on two new sporting hubs


BE Projects director Troy King, Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels and Site Architecture director Paul Edwards at the commencement of site works at the Golden Bay Sports Pavilion.
BE Projects director Troy King, Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels and Site Architecture director Paul Edwards at the commencement of site works at the Golden Bay Sports Pavilion.

Both projects will be carried out by appointed tenderer BE Projects.

Singleton Sports and Community Centre will include new community meeting rooms, changerooms, first-aid and umpires rooms, as well as a new social space and kitchen.

The facility will replace the existing Comet Bay Bowling Club, Singleton Hall and Singleton Community Centre and is expected to be completed in March 2017.

It will cost $4.86 million to build, with $369,000 contributed by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Golden Bay Sports Pavilion will cost $4.85 million and comprise new changerooms, an umpires room, first-aid room and a social room with kitchen and kiosk, and will become the home of the Secret Harbour Dockers football and cricket clubs.

Construction is expected to be completed in about 12 months.

Both projects were budgeted for in the City of Rockingham’s 2015/16 Major Capital Projects, and Mayor Barry Sammels said the facilities would be well used by the community.

“These two areas have long needed upgraded sporting facilities and I am pleased to see the commencement of these significant facilities’ upgrades for the local sports teams,” he said.

“Supporting our local sporting clubs by ensuring good-quality facilities helps to create opportunities for physical activity and helps to strengthen community networks and wellbeing. I look forward to these projects being completed in 2017.”