Located at the corner of Borough Road and Lamorak Way in Baldivis, the project will take about 12 months to build and will finish in the third quarter of 2019.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the 650 square metre facility will be a multipurpose venue capable of holding a number of groups and activities at the same time.
"With Baldivis continuing to be one of the fastest growing suburbs in the region, the City is acutely aware of the need for facilities such as the Baldivis South Community Centre,” Mayor Sammels said.
“This exciting new development will include features such as a multipurpose hall and activity room, children’s activity room, consultation and counselling rooms as well as a purpose-built kitchen, parenting room and accessible toilets.”
In addition to the building, the project will also feature supporting amenities including car parking, landscaped areas and a children’s play space.
“Whether it’s for arts and cultural activities or playgroups, meetings and events, the Baldivis South Community Centre will be an inclusive space that helps bring the community together,” Mayor Sammels said.
“It will also provide additional and alternative amenities to the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, which is currently experiencing pressure to meet huge demand for its community spaces.”
The City gratefully acknowledges funding support from Lotterywest, which provided a $900,000 grant for the project.
The City also acknowledges Holton Connor Architects & Planners as the project architect of the Baldivis South Community Centre.
Caption: City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels (second from left) and Councillor Matt Whitfield (third from left) turn the sod at the site of the Baldivis South Community Centre with Tavis Philson (far left, Project Manager – ADCO Constructions), Petr Pacak (second from right, Architect – Holton Connor Architects) and Bernie Hester (far right, Superintendent – NS Projects).