$300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

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The package for sport and community infrastructure will benefit a range of projects throughout the state and create a pipeline of local jobs.
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A $300 million package for sport and community infrastructure will benefit a range of projects throughout the state and create a pipeline of local jobs as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

The $130 million sports facilities package includes $30 million towards the major redevelopment of the iconic WACA Ground, including a community aquatic centre.

The WA Government funding matches the Federal Government contribution, and is contingent on the City of Perth providing a funding contribution towards the community project.

The package will help make sporting venues more sustainable and focus on renewable technology. Other significant upgrades include:

  • $20 million to kickstart a recreation precinct at Keirnan Park in Mundijong
  • $10 million towards a new community swimming pool facility in Alkimos
  • $10 million for the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre  
  • $2.67 million for the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex to help develop community football facilities
  • $1.5 million to upgrade existing halogen lights to LED lighting at HBF Arena in Joondalup and HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont
  • $1 million to install solar panels on the roof of HBF Stadium to reduce energy consumption and improve environmental performance
  • $2 million for a high-performance dry land centre for Diving WA at HBF stadium
  • $350,000 to install permanent shade structures at outdoor pools at HBF Stadium and leisure spaces at HBF Arena
  • $5 million for the Hands Oval rebuild in Bunbury
  • $10 million towards the Aqua Jetty Stage 2 project in Warnbro to provide more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities
  • $6 million to fund the Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct
  • $5 million for improvements to Ray Owen Reserve in Lesmurdie.

The package also includes $16.25 million towards the State Football Centre in Queens Park, jointly funded with the Commonwealth Government.

The $170 million community infrastructure package will deliver upgrades to a wide range of important local facilities across the state. It includes:

The package incorporates funding for essential infrastructure and services in Western Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities, including:

  • $12.9 million towards the response to ‘Closing the Gap’ in WA’s remote Aboriginal communities, as a result of the withdrawal of Commonwealth funding
  • $38.9 million for remote communities and town-based communities water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.

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Page reviewed 5 August 2020