Rocky Bay gets $4.8m from Lotterywest for Mosman Park redevelopment

An artist's impression of the Rock Bay Mosman Park redevelopment
An artist's impression of the Rock Bay Mosman Park redevelopment

ROCKY Bay has received $4.8 million from Lotterywest for its Mosman Park redevelopment that will cost up to $18 million.

The funding was announced at the Mosman Park facility today and will go towards new community recreation and health facilities such as a fitness centre, sports hall and hydrotherapy pool, a rehabilitation centre that will offer therapy and access to equipment to help more people gain independence, a therapy and technology area for children, youth and adult assessment and therapy, and a life skills centre complete with a purpose-built kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms.

Rocky Bay chairwoman Susan Male, customer Karen Shao, chief executive Michael Tait and Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson

Rocky Bay chief executive Michael Tait said the Lotterywest grant would have an extraordinary impact on the lives of people living with disability in WA.

“The redevelopment will enable Rocky Bay to provide high quality and innovative support to all people of all abilities, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential,” Mr Tait said.

“Our Mosman Park facility is no longer fit-for-purpose and the redevelopment is vital to Rocky Bay, and the sector more broadly, continuing to provide exceptional customer service and programs to optimise the quality of life for people of all ages living with all disabilities.

“We have a vision of achieving true inclusion, where local communities and people living with disability access services side-by-side, and look forward to developing a facility that will be an asset to the community for many years to come.”

The Rocky Bay Foundation has matched Lotterywest’s donation bringing the total raised to almost $10 million.

Work is expected to start in late 2019, with works to take 18 months to complete.