New chapter begins for Baldivis

Media Release


13 August 2014

Joint release with:

Senator Michaelia Cash

Senator for Western Australia

Bookworms in Baldivis have brand new facilities at their fingertips with today's official opening of the $11.6 million Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government had provided $5.58 million towards the new Library and Community Centre, located to the south west of Perth.

“The Australian Government is committed to building infrastructure that supports and strengthens communities around Australia,” Mr Truss said.

“That is why we have allocated $314.2 million toward almost 300 community projects across Australia as part of the Community Development Grants programme.

“Next year, we are also rolling out our $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund which will provide $200 million a year to community building projects across Australia.”

Senator for Western Australia Michaelia Cash said the new Library and Community Centre had been identified by the rapidly growing Baldivis community as its number one priority infrastructure project.

“This new library will be warmly welcomed by a growing community which will now have easy access to more recreational, educational and research resources,” Senator Cash said.

“The centre has been built with a strong focus on catering to the needs of young people and will also be a key location for the delivery of community services such as child health care.

“The local Baldivis economy has also benefitted, with 110 jobs being created during the centre's construction phase, and nine ongoing positions created since completion.”

Construction of the centre began in March 2013 and also received financial support from the City of Rockingham, Lottery West and Stockland Limited.