Bruce Rock recreation centre upgrade complete
Premier Colin Barnett has officially opened Bruce Rock’s new community recreation centre, congratulating the community on its excellent new facility.
10 July 2012
Completed in April, the recreation centre includes a synthetic bowling green; upgraded swimming pool; ovals; tennis and netball courts, and these provide facilities for cricket, football, hockey, netball, tennis, squash and bowls.
Mr Barnett said the Shire of Bruce Rock, the local contractors and the whole community should be congratulated on the completion of the centre, a credit to their hard work and vision.
“This recreation centre refurbishment was first started in 2002 with the upgrade of the swimming pool, so it’s been a long project undertaken in several stages, but Bruce Rock has ended up with an outstanding facility for the whole community to enjoy,” the Premier said.
The indoor multipurpose court has been extended to full size (for basketball, netball, badminton and volleyball) and the centre also has three squash courts, with dual-use change rooms; ablution facilities; storage; and a district clubroom for all sporting groups.
The new sports precinct also has a playing field that caters for a football oval, two cricket grounds with four cricket turf pitches and two hockey fields with floodlighting.
Mr Barnett said the entire project cost nearly $5million with the State Government contributing $2.45million through the Department of Sport and Recreation and Royalties for Regions and $2.26million came from the shire.
Opening marks completion of final stage of Bruce Rock recreation precinct
Project co-locates all Bruce Rock sport facilities, except golf
State Govt contribution of $2.4m - including $1.5m from Royalties for Regions
Breakdown of funding for the project since 2002: Total - $4,817,688
Department of Sport and Recreation - $974,569
Royalties for Regions - $1,478,341
Federal Government Stimulus Program - $100,000
Shire of Bruce Rock - $2,264,778