Funding delivered for the Mandurah Aquatic Centre

Media Release

JB081/2014

11 August 2014

Joint release with:

Don Randall

Federal Member for Canning

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Canning through the Community Development Grants Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Canning Don Randall today signed a funding agreement for $470,000 towards Stage Two of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment project.

Mr Briggs said that the funding will deliver a detailed design of the recreation centre's redevelopment. The Australian Government's remaining $9.53 million commitment will deliver the construction work of the recreation centre.

“This project is another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building productive infrastructure for communities across Australia,” Mr Briggs said.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million towards almost 300 community projects across Australia.”

Mr Randall said the new centre would provide a modern, integrated sporting and aquatic facility to meet the future needs of Mandurah's community.

“This new centre will increase community access to healthy aquatic and sporting activities at an affordable cost,” Mr Randall said.

“It will be built to a standard that can host national and international aquatic sporting events such as the Australasian Police and Emergency Service Games and regional swimming, basketball, and netball carnivals.

“The redevelopment will also lead to the creation of 161 jobs during construction, as well as 11 permanent jobs once the centre is complete.”

The Community Development Grants programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value with relevant money assessment of each project against the programme guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical, and economical use with relevant money.