Denmark Riverside Club project on track

Media Release

FN014/2016

10 March 2016

Joint release with:

David Morrell

President of Shire of Denmark

Rick Wilson

Federal Member for O'Connor

Works are progressing well on the $2.35 million Denmark Riverside Club project.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said when complete, the Denmark Riverside Club will be an important asset to the wider community of Denmark and the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.

“The new club will be a multi-user facility catering for lawn bowls, dragon boat, canoe and classic boat groups, and other community groups,” Senator Nash said.

“The Australian Government is providing $500,000 to the Denmark Riverside Club project under the Community Development Grants Programme.”

Federal Member for O'Connor Rick Wilson, who was onsite today to view progress, said the project is expected to be completed in September 2016.

“Across Australia the Community Development Grant Programme is providing almost $350 million to support infrastructure projects like this one that promote secure and viable local and regional economies,” Mr Wilson said.

“The project has generated a lot of support and secured several funding partnerships including the Australian Government, the Great Southern Development Commission, Lotterywest, the Shire of Denmark, and the Denmark Riverside Club.”

President of the Shire of Denmark David Morrell said materials from the original Denmark Railway Station were recovered and stored for possible future use.

“In the event that the railway station is recreated in the Denmark Historical Precinct at the Denmark Rivermouth, we have original materials on hand,” Cr Morrell said.

The Denmark Riverside Club project is being jointly funded by the Australian Government providing $500,000, the Great Southern Development Commission $212,800, Lotterywest $390,659, the Shire of Denmark $490,852 and the Denmark Riverside Club $730,955.