Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Funding supports Donnybrook recreation precinct redevelopment

    17/03/2023 8:00 AM
    • $6 million committed towards Donnybrook sport, entertainment and recreation precinct redevelopment
    • Project anticipated to be completed in December 2024

    Extensive redevelopment of the Donnybrook Community Sporting, Recreation and Entertainment Precinct is on track to begin in October this year, using $6 million in funding from the McGowan Government.


    The McGowan Government allocated funding towards the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup's project in 2020, which has an estimated total cost of $9 million.


    The Shire initially received $250,000, to be used towards planning, project management and design. With the contract now awarded to Perkins Builders, the agreement has been signed to commit the remaining contribution of $5.75 million towards the construction works.


    The redevelopment includes the co-location of sport and recreation clubs into one

    multipurpose facility accommodating year-round sport, recreation and community activity.


    The project includes the construction of a new multipurpose pavilion plus the extension and refurbishment of an existing pavilion, with an anticipated completion date of December 2024.


    The facility will cater to a wide range of sports including football, tennis, netball, hockey and basketball.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "Donnybrook-Balingup has a strong sporting tradition and this significant investment from the McGowan Government will not only provide upgraded amenities for sports but will also offer shared-use community facilities in the VC Mitchell Park precinct.


    "This redevelopment project will create a pipeline of local jobs, with local small businesses and contractors to benefit during the construction phase.


    "Sport, recreation and community activities help to deliver important social, health and economic benefits to local communities, and I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition."


    Comments attributed to Collie MLA Jodie Hanns:


    "This project represents a significant boost for the Donnybrook community, which will benefit from the new facilities for years to come.


    "I am delighted that the additional funds have been allocated and that work will soon begin."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400