Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Tambellup Sports Pavilion redevelopment a win for all

Media Release

FN149/2017

01 September 2017

Joint release with:

Alannah MacTiernan

West Australian Minister for Regional Development

Garry Sheridan

President of Broomehill-Tambellup Shire

Rick Wilson

Federal Member for O'Connor

  • Upgraded sports and community facilities opened today in Tambellup, WA
  • Pavilion can now host more sports and community functions and events
  • The Coalition Government invested $950,000

The small town of Tambellup, about 270 kilometres south-east of Perth, today celebrated the official opening of its upgraded sports and community facilities at the Tambellup Sport Pavilion.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the pavilion now offers a synthetic bowling green, a new kitchen and multi-purpose function area.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and great sporting facilities are a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for O'Connor Rick Wilson said the upgraded pavilion would provide a much-improved venue for the entire community to participate in a wide range of sporting, social and community activities.

“The new pavilion will improve Tambellup's ability to host regional competitions, forums, conferences and training events, thereby providing a boost to the local economy and encouraging more community participation in a wide range of sports,” Mr Wilson said.

“I played many tough games of football and cricket in Tambellup over the years—the town has produced plenty of champion athletes and this venue will provide the next generation with a fantastic facility to develop their skills.”

West Australian Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan said, following the installation of an eight-rink synthetic bowling green, the upgraded pavilion would now be the new home of the Tambellup Bowling Club.

“The new bowling green will give the bowling club the opportunity to grow its membership and increase participation through formal competitions and social bowls events,” Ms MacTiernan said.

“This new venue will really bring this community together, ensuring a range of sporting and recreational pursuits are catered for within the shire.”

President of Broomehill-Tambellup Shire Garry Sheridan said the redevelopment of the facilities had been a long-term project which, thanks to the support of the federal and state governments, has now been completed.

“The facilities we now have are the result of extensive consultation with the community and reflect the needs of local user groups and the wider community,” Cr Sheridan said.

“Small rural towns need a place for residents to come together and the new pavilion will provide the required modern, multi-functional venue.”

This project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $950,000, the Western Australian Government contributing $1,095,000 and the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup contributing the remaining $1,745,000.