New Community Centre puts Belmont at the forefront

Media Release

JM097/2018

15 May 2018

Joint release with:

Phil Marks

Mayor of City of Belmont

Steve Irons

Federal Member for Swan

  • Works have begun on the Community Centre and Library precinct in Belmont, WA
  • New centre will provide a range of facilities and services to community members
  • The Coalition Government is investing over $9.6 million in the project.

Works have begun on a new $40 million Community Centre and Library precinct in Belmont, WA that will support greater access to services and information for local residents.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the new community centre and library is an enormous investment in the region.

“Residents in Belmont have had limited access such facilities in the past, so the new Community Centre and Library will be a game-changer for the City of Belmont,” Dr McVeigh said.

“This project is expected to create 68 jobs during construction and 17 ongoing jobs which means more families spending more and investing more to create more jobs and confidence in the local community.”

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons, who attended the sod turn, said the multi-level project will provide a range of new facilities for the public, including a library with digital hub.

“The project will provide office spaces and meeting rooms for local businesses, a crèche, change rooms, parking space and even dedicated space for not-for-profit organisations,” Mr Irons said.

“By co-locating these facilities together we can reach a greater number of people in the community, providing a range of services and improving social outcomes and wellbeing.”

Mayor of City of Belmont Phil Marks said it was a great day for Belmont and another step towards delivering the community centre and library, which would be a major asset for the local community.

“The completed building will provide Belmont residents with a thriving community hub, housing an enhanced library which will integrate the City's local history museum, an upgraded senior citizens' centre, and a new café,” Cr Marks said.

The project is jointly funded by the Coalition Government investing $9,675,081, the Western Australian Government $3,837,557 and the City of Belmont $26,650,662.