Works on Buildings Begin at Baldivis District Sporting Complex

Date10 June 2021

Progress continues to be made on the City of Rockingham’s largest infrastructure project, with construction on the buildings and landscaping at the Baldivis District Sporting Complex (BDSC) commencing.

The BDSC is located on Eighty Road and is a key project that will meet a shortage of active reserve space in Baldivis for present and future sporting groups.

 

The contract to complete the construction of the buildings and landscaping on site was awarded by Council to Crothers Construction. Works featured in this stage of the project include the construction of a district pavilion, change rooms, maintenance shed, car parking and the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre. Landscaping throughout the BDSC site will also be carried out. 

The latest works follow the completion of the site civil works earlier this year in addition to the rollout of approximately eight hectares of turf on all of the ovals and the installation of a complex irrigation system. 

A key feature of the project is the City’s decision to proactively use a Project Bank Account (PBA) to provide added security for subcontractors working on the project. A PBA allows the City to make progress payments on a building project into a separate bank account and not directly to the head builder. Payments are made from the PBA to both the head builder and all subcontractors simultaneously. 

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the latest milestone represented an exciting step forward for the City’s most significant community infrastructure project.

“Baldivis is experiencing rapid growth and there is a need to meet the growing demand for sport and recreation facilities in the community," Mayor Sammels said. 

The BDSC will be a sporting hub that can meet this growing need and it is a key part of the City’s Community Infrastructure Plan.

The City gratefully acknowledges funding support from the State Government, which is a major supporter of community sport and recreation facilities in Western Australia, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The City also gratefully acknowledges the State Government’s $10 million contribution towards the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre, through the WA Recovery Plan. 

For more information on the project visit BDSC.

Image One: Works on the BDSC are starting to take shape. Picture: City of Rockingham.  

Image Two: A detailed artist's impression of the district pavilion. Picture: City of Rockingham. 

Image Three: A glimpse of what the Baldivis Indoor Recreation Centre will look like. Picture: City of Rockingham.  
 

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