A graceful embrace of new Lake Grace sports pavilion

Media Release


13 April 2018

Joint release with:

Jeanette Frances De Landgrafft

President of Lake Grace Shire

Rick Wilson

Federal Member for O'Connor

  • Redevelopment of Lake Grace sporting pavilion complete
  • Project includes fully equipped kitchen, new bathrooms and spectator facilities
  • The Coalition Government invested $119,549 in the project

A sweeping new upgrade of the sporting pavilion in Lake Grace, Western Australia, is expected to improve participation in and attendance at sporting events in the Eastern Wheatbelt town.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the upgrades were the result of a major collaborative effort by the region's sports clubs.

“It's amazing to see how investing in regional economies brings the community together. Not only did the clubs pitch in, but local builders and other business also donated their time and effort to help progress work on the project,” Dr McVeigh said.

“This project supported three jobs during construction and will cater for over 600 weekly users of the sports centre, which is a fantastic result for Lake Grace.”

Federal Member for O'Connor Rick Wilson said the new pavilion includes commercial-grade kitchen and bathroom facilities that will cater for expected growth in regional events held in Lake Grace.

“The installation of sunblock and theatre blinds and light-timer controllers will also help maintain comfort levels in the venue during the hot summer months,” Mr Wilson said.

“Regional towns rely upon quality sporting facilities, so I'm proud to see this project come to fruition.”

Shire of Lake Grace President Jeanette Frances De Landgrafft said the project reflects the dedication of local sports groups to their community.

“They have kindly volunteered their time to provide extra help to the Shire, and have been critical to the success of the works so far,” Cr De Landgrafft said.

“Thanks to their efforts and those of the Shire, Lake Grace will have access to a wonderful new and improved facility that will be beneficial to all. This shows how devoted and keen our community truly is.”

This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($119,549), the Shire of Lake Grace ($18,810), the Lake Grace Recreation Committee Trust ($40,000) and the Lake Grace Pingrup Football Club ($30,000).