Esperance will get a new sports stadium as part of a $4.06 million investment through the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program, Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced today.
The Shire of Esperance will deliver a fit-for-purpose and multi-functional indoor sports and recreation centre as part of a multi-million dollar project delivered over two stages.
Mr Redman said it was important regional communities had similar access to sporting and recreation facilities as those in the metropolitan area.
"This new centre will help ensure residents of Esperance and surrounding areas can maintain an active lifestyle, which has flow-on effects for health and quality of life of the community," he said.
"The new sports stadium will provide competition-standard facilities that will enable Esperance to host elite sporting teams and events and increase the number and diversity of sports and sporting groups located at the stadium."
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the facility would also have the capacity and amenities to attract expo and regional roadshow-type events, concerts and festivals to Esperance, and provide additional peak-season accommodation.
"The project will be broken into two stages. Stage 1 will provide three competition-standard indoor courts with room for a fourth court should future demand warrant it, a kiosk, kitchen and match day facilities, modern change-rooms and dedicated storage space," Ms Davies said.
"Stage 2 will see the redevelopment of the current Noel White Pavilion to provide sports administration office space, community meeting rooms, a function room and additional storage space for facility users."
The Shire of Esperance has also committed a further $2.3 million to the project.
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