$14.39 million project to refurbish and expand ageing recreation infrastructure
Improving health and wellbeing key to building vibrant communities
$5 million investment made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program
A redevelopment and expansion of a community centre in Paraburdoo is set to become a reality with a $5 million investment through the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the new facility would become a vibrant hub for the community, giving residents access to high-quality services not previously available in Paraburdoo.
"The new sporting and community hub will deliver a range of services and facilities that will improve the health and wellbeing of residents living in Paraburdoo," Mr Redman said.
"This is an example of Royalties for Regions investment into key infrastructure that facilitates social and economic development in regional Western Australia."
The redeveloped centre will give residents in the inland Pilbara town access to a new gym, multi-purpose indoor courts, neighbourhood centre, multi-purpose community rooms and an upgrade to the swimming pool.
The $14.39 million sporting and community hub will be the biggest investment in community infrastructure in the Pilbara town for 30 years, with the Royalties for Regions funding adding to a $6 million commitment from Rio Tinto and $3.39 million from the Shire of Ashburton.
The Minister said the development would be located in the town centre, alongside the new childcare centre, which was nearing completion.
"Once completed, along with the new childcare centre, this development will play an important part in attracting and retaining residents in Paraburdoo," he said.
More than 18 jobs are expected to be created as part of the construction and ongoing operation of the community hub.
The project is part of the State Government's $1.7 billion Pilbara Cities initiative.
Construction is expected to start in early 2017.
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