- Construction has started on a new $950,000 amenities facility in Joondalup
- Hockey and Netball courts will have direct access to new bathrooms
- Local builder Brausch engaged to build new facilities
The expansion of HBF Arena facilities continues, with construction underway to deliver new bathroom facilities that will service members of the community who regularly use the netball courts and hockey pitch to the north of the site.
The $950,000 investment will be a great addition to the thriving sports community in the northern suburbs and delivers on another McGowan Government election commitment.
Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said the new amenities would be welcomed by the local community and would be a great asset to the area.
The new block, which will also include two Universally Accessible Toilets and a cleaner store, is expected to be completed in September of this year.
Currently, the nearest facilities available to the users of the hockey and netball areas are inside the venue. This new development will improve safety and reduce the impact on training and tournaments alike.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"The new amenities will be universally accessible so all visitors to HBF Arena will have access.
"HBF Arena now has nearly 1.5 million patrons every year. Having additional facilities located closer to the netball courts and hockey pitches will ensure that the ever-growing community sport users at HBF Arena will be properly serviced"
Comments attributed to Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton:
"I'm pleased to see the delivery of new public toilets at HBF Arena to support the growing number of hockey and netball players as well as spectators.
"It was through the advocacy of the local clubs including the Joondalup Netball Association and Joondalup Laker's Hockey Club that we have achieved this wonderful outcome."
Comments attributed to Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard:
"HBF Arena accommodates a large variety of sports with growing community interest, and this investment helps ensure everyone from players to spectators are able to easily access quality amenities.
"A significant number of local clubs call HBF Arena home, so I'm delighted to see new facilities being built to provide further support for our thriving sports community."
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