Seniors Minister Sue Ellery today announced the winning tender for the $1.4million extension to the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Geraldton.
The tender for the $1.4million project has been awarded to multi-award winning firm Crothers Construction. The State Government, in meeting its 2005 election commitment, has contributed $800,000 to the project, $400,000 of which was from Lotterywest.
Ms Ellery said the extension to the Queen Elizabeth II Centre would increase opportunities for seniors to link into social and recreational activities, support networks and other community resources.
“Participation in the community and in social, recreational and educational activities is important for the health and well-being of seniors and helps to improve their quality of life,” she said.
The extension of the main hall would help accommodate the demand for activities such as indoor bowls, dancing, craft activities and lending library services.
Ms Ellery acknowledged the important role of Geraldton MLA Shane Hill in securing funding to enable the extension to proceed.
“With the funding provided by the Local and State governments, the QEII Centre will become an even more vibrant and popular meeting place for an increasing number of seniors,” Mr Hill said.
“Not only will they have a fantastic venue, but the range of services on offer will increase and help them feel more connected to the local community.”
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