Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Mundaring sport enters a new arena

    14/07/2018 12:00 PM
     
    • Mundaring Arena opens, with the multi-purpose facility to cater for grassroots basketball, netball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and soccer
    • State Government invested $3 million in the important community project 

    Sport lovers in Mundaring now have an arena to call their own, thanks to today's opening of the Mundaring Arena.

     

    The $10 million multi-purpose indoor sports facility caters for year-round play in basketball, netball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and soccer.

     

    The State Government has provided $3 million towards the construction of the arena which includes a four-court international standard indoor stadium, function room and committee room, LED matrix score boards, referee room, first aid room, kiosk and a building that is fully accessible.

     

    Construction began in November 2016 and the arena will provide more playing and training opportunities given the all-weather nature of the facility.  

     

    Several environmental strategies were implemented during construction, including the reuse of tree logs on the site for ground fauna, nesting box installation and retaining top soil to use as a seed bank.

     

    The arena was a joint project between the State Government, Shire of Mundaring and Mundaring Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank. Primary users Hills Night Hockey Association, Hills Raiders Basketball Association and Eastern Hills Netball Association contributed $50,000 to the project.

     

    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

     

    "Mundaring Arena is a great example of the commitment by the Shire of Mundaring to sport and recreation in their community and the tenacity and determination of the local sports community.

     

    "Congratulations to the shire for their work on one of the largest capital projects in their history and congratulations also to the hockey, netball and basketball clubs who contributed to the funding.

     

    "This venue will be well-used by locals for many years to come and I'm sure will continue to encourage locals to take up playing sport or getting involved in a club."

     

     Minister's office: 6552 6400