City Secures $20 Million in Funding for Vital Projects

Date03 August 2020

The City of Rockingham has secured $20 million in funding from the State Government for two vital community infrastructure projects, with $10 million going towards the construction of the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre and $10 million going towards the Aqua Jetty Stage Two project. 

The funding secured by the City will come from the State Government’s latest investment in sporting and community infrastructure across WA, which forms part of its WA Recovery Plan. 

The Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre is a key part of the Baldivis District Sporting Complex project, which began earlier this year. Once construction on the centre is complete it will include indoor court space, change rooms, program and activity spaces as well as storage for users of the facility and adjoining sporting reserve. 

Meanwhile, funding for the Aqua Jetty Stage Two project will contribute towards various accessibility improvements including the development of a larger hydrotherapy pool, modernised change rooms, larger spaces for health and fitness programs including a larger gymnasium, and increased storage. The funding will also provide additional space for swimming programs at the facility. 

“The City of Rockingham is delighted to have secured a significant amount of funding for two crucial infrastructure projects that will deliver benefits to the community for many years to come,” City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said.  

Planning for future generations and delivering quality leadership and business expertise are two key aspirations outlined in the City’s Strategic Community Plan. Through years of planning and a targeted, high level advocacy campaign aimed at various State Government agencies, the City has been able to deliver on this. Projects were identified through the City’s Advocacy Position Register, with the City lobbying for funding through its involvement with the Growth Areas Perth and Peel (GAPP) program. 

“Sporting and community facilities like the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre and the Aqua Jetty Stage 2 are crucial to improving health and wellbeing across the community, and the City gratefully acknowledges the contribution the State Government has made with respect to these facilities.”

Image: A detailed artist's impression of the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre. Picture: City of Rockingham.   

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