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:
- $1.3 million for planning the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp Redevelopment in Exmouth
- $1.86 million for a new Ellenbrook Youth Support Centre
- $2 million to deliver water tanks for volunteer bush fire brigades
- $9.69 million to replace Woodman Point Jetty
- $6 million to restore the Ascot Kilns site in line with state heritage registration
- $500,000 towards cliff face restoration works at Arthur Head in Fremantle
- $1.6 million for preservation work at the world heritage-listed Fremantle Prison
- $1.3 million for conservation works on 8 houses in the Parry Street Precinct
- $600,000 to expand the Warradale Community Centre in Landsdale
- $3 million for a new youth centre in the Madeley-Darch area
- $400,000 to upgrade and maintain the heritage-listed Beagle Bay Church
- $20 million to build a 70 bed Aboriginal short stay accommodation facility in Kununurra, providing temporary accommodation for Aboriginal people visiting the area
- $3.2 million for a water playground at the Kununurra Leisure Centre
- $4.9 million to upgrade camp facilities at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp
- $9.7 million to irrigate public open space in Broome
- $8 million for youth and community infrastructure.
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.
For more information:
- visit WA Recovery Plan Initiatives
- see the following media statements:
- Game on! Unprecedented $300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure
- Coastal infrastructure to bolster Western Australia’s Recovery Plan
- Historic Fremantle icon gets million-dollar conservation lift
- $15 million COVID-recovery package for WA’s emergency services
- $6 million restoration of Ascot kilns secures historic Perth landmark
- Major upgrades at Hands Oval as part of WA Recovery Plan
- Major upgrades at Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct as part of WA Recovery Plan
- Green light for $33 million boost to Broome's water infrastructure.