Doors open on new visitor accommodation in Nyabing

Media Release

FN092/2016

05 December 2016

  • Six new self-contained accommodation units are now complete.
  • Units form part of the $1.65 million Nyabing Community Hub project.
  • The Coalition Government invested $825,000 towards the Hub.

Tourists and short term visitors of Nyabing in regional Western Australian now have access to six modern self-contained accommodation units as part of a larger Community Hub project that will also include a doctor's consulting room, conference and dining facilities and a commercial kitchen.

Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash, said when complete, the Hub will provide the community with a dedicated facility to host social and recreational activities, with modern accommodation to help draw events and tourism to the area.

“As a member of a rural community, I know how important access to accommodation is for social gatherings as well as short term needs of visiting service providers,” Minister Nash said.

“This is a remote part of Western Australia, so these units not only provide a necessary boost to the local economy, but will also draw in essential service consultants needed to support the farming community.”

Federal Member for O'Connor, Rick Wilson, said the Coalition Government was pleased to partner with the state government and Nyabing Progress Association Inc. on the project.

“The residents of Nyabing have been working together since 2012 raising vital funds for this project through ‘community cropping’,” Mr Wilson said.

“For the last three years' up to 80 members of the community have been bringing out their heavy machinery and jointly farming 860 hectares of leased land—they plan to continue the process of ‘community cropping’ to raise funds in the coming years.”

The unit project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($825,000), the West Australian Government ($150,000) and the Nyabing Progress Association Inc ($675,000).

The full Nyabing Community Hub project is scheduled to be completed in mid-2019.