Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    Upgrade begins at South Hedland Bowling Club

    30/08/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • Works commence on South Hedland Bowling and Tennis Club upgrades
    • $4million project received $2.5million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program
    • Upgrades are delivered in partnership with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Town of Port Hedland and South Hedland Bowling and Tennis Club

    Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today marked the start of upgrades at the South Hedland Bowling and Tennis Club.

     

    The State Government has invested $2.5million from Royalties for Regions in the project to improve sporting and recreation facilities in South Hedland.

     

    The upgrades include a 250-person clubhouse with separate bar and dining room as well as changerooms and landscaping.

     

    Mr Grylls said the Government was committed to building the population of Hedland as part of the Royalties for Regions Pilbara Cities Vision.

     

    “Sporting clubs and recreation facilities are an important part of life in regional Western Australia,” he said. 

     

    “They play a key role in attracting people to regional communities like Hedland and encouraging them to stay.”

     

    The Minister said when completed, the new club house would provide the community of Port and South Hedland with a quality recreation venue that rivalled facilities in the metropolitan area.

     

    The $4million project is a partnership with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, the Town of Port Hedland and the South Hedland Bowling and Tennis Club.

     

    Construction of the new facility is expected to be completed by March 2014.

     

          Fact File

    • Royalties for Regions has contributed $2.5million, BHP Billiton Iron Ore has invested $1million and Town of Port Hedland has committed $500,000
    • Project is managed by the Town of Port Hedland
    • Pilbara Cities Vision is delivered through the Pilbara Development Commission

     Minister’s office - 6552 5500