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

    Revitalised Port Hedland sport and community hub opens

    20/05/2023 12:00 AM

    $10 million election commitment honoured in Port Hedland

    • New community centre offers more opportunity for sport and recreational activities
    • Port Hedland Turf Club gets upgraded facilities

    The McGowan Government has delivered on a $10 million election commitment with the opening of the redeveloped Port Hedland Community Centre today.


    The redevelopment of the Port Hedland Community Centre has also provided new facilities for the Port Hedland Turf Club. The club will now be able to cater for dance, martial arts, and sport and recreation groups.


    The accessible two-storey building includes two large function spaces (which can be divided into four), community spaces, toilets, changerooms, sheltered viewing areas, two commercial-grade kitchens, a judging box, broadcast tower and the refurbishment of the existing stables.


    The new space will allow the centre to host events, conferences, arts and cultural exhibitions, a provincial racing circuit and other tourism-related events.


    The Port Hedland Turf Club will now serve as the emergency evacuation centre for the town should Port Hedland become isolated from South Hedland as a result of an extreme weather event.


    The community centre is stage one of a larger project planned by the Town of Port Hedland and was co-funded by the Town, which contributed $8.7 million towards the project.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "The upgrades to the Port Hedland Turf Club facilities and stables will make it an exciting drawcard on the regional racing circuit.


    "This redevelopment will be a wonderful new community hub for locals and visitors, not only giving them a newer and better place to get together but also a space where they can take part in a wide variety of sporting, art, cultural and recreational activities."


    Comments attributed to Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:

    "The redevelopment of the Community Centre was an election commitment and I am so pleased to see it come to fruition.


    "The project has created so many opportunities for the local community to meet, recreate and participate in sports. It is a fantastic outcome and I know the community will benefit for years to come."

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