New Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens in Mandurah

Media Release

FN065/2017

13 May 2017

Joint release with:

Marina Vergone

Mayor for City of Mandurah

Andrew Hastie

Federal Member for Canning

  • Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre Redevelopment complete
  • New centre offers basketball, futsal, netball, volleyball, squash and badminton and aquatic activities
  • The Coalition Government invested $10 million

Stage 2 of the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre officially opened today completing the $41.2 million project and providing the community with new modern sporting facilities.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project provided the community with a modern, integrated sport and recreation, and aquatic health and fitness facility.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and great sporting facilities like this does just that,” Minister Nash said.

“The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre offers great fitness facilities, which will meet the future needs of the community for years to come.”

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie, who joined with members of the community at the opening, said the project included the refurbishment of the existing multi-sport stadium.

“Sport is an important part of Australian culture and community life. This facility represents a gathering place for the people of Mandurah that will serve our region well.

“The new facilities improve access to a range of sports, including basketball, netball, volleyball, futsal and badminton. I saw the new facility in action several weeks ago at the South West Basketball Aboriginal Carnival. With its 600 seat show court Mandurah will be able to host large regional competitions for years to come.”

Mayor for the City of Mandurah Marina Vergone said this is one of the biggest community infrastructure projects that Mandurah has ever seen, and we are thrilled to be officially opening it ahead of our anticipated completion date of mid-2017.

“This completes the final stage of the long-awaited redevelopment to transform the centre into a modern, state-of-the-art recreational facility that meets the needs of our growing community,” Cr Vergone said.

“We're so proud of what's been achieved and thank the community for their patience and support throughout this exciting project.”

Stage 2 of this project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government investing $10 million and the City of Mandurah contributing $6 million to complete the project.