Kitchen upgrade a recipe for community success

Media Release

FN075/2016

04 October 2016

Joint release with:

Quentin Davies

Shire of Wyalkatchem President

Melissa Price

Federal Member for Durack

Residents of Wyalkatchem, northeast of Perth, will soon be cooking up a storm thanks to the installation of a new kitchen at the local recreation centre.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the kitchen upgrade, which includes a new industrial dishwasher, stainless steel bench tops and new cabinetry, provides a dedicated space for the community to prepare food for themselves or for local events.

“Living in a regional community myself, I understand the importance of local sporting events and the facilities which cater for them,” Minister Nash said.

“The new kitchen will cater for players and spectators during local netball, basketball, tennis, golf, swimming and even aviation events, with an excellent aerodrome located at Wyalkatchem.”

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the new kitchen will be a huge boost to Wyalkatchem. 

“I'm pleased for the people of Wyalkatchem,” Ms Price said. 

“Recreation centres are the lifeblood of communities and the new kitchen will ensure many happy times for the people of Wyalkatchem and surrounding towns.”

Shire of Wyalkatchem President Cr Quentin Davies said while the town's demographic is now older; sports remain an important part of routine for young families and are at the centre of community life.

“After a game of cricket, hockey or other sports, families will be able to gather here as a community and enjoy time with each other with some food,” Cr Davies said.

“Wylie is a great place to live and Council is working hard to create a more sustainable community through the development of tourism and business opportunities. This kitchen upgrade will help achieve this goal and complements new sporting facilities installed this year.”

The $55,128 project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($25,000) and the Shire of Wyalkatchem ($30,128).