Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Leisure Matters

$20m for Joondalup Arena expansion

Liberal Statement

A Liberal Government, if re-elected, will transform community sporting facilities in Joondalup with a comprehensive plan to build a new home for the West Perth Football Club, new facilities for the Wanneroo Basketball Association, 10 more outdoor netball courts and a rugby field.
 
“The Liberals recognise that quality local sporting facilities are an essential part of building and maintaining healthy communities,” Premier Colin Barnett said.
 
“That is why we have committed to expanding the facilities at Joondalup Arena to better cater for growing clubs and a growing community across a number of different sports.”
 
The Liberals have committed $16million to the redevelopment, with the understanding that the City of Joondalup will commit $4million.
 
“There will be new $8million clubrooms for the West Perth Football Club, containing a bar, function rooms, gym, physiotherapy rooms, change rooms and offices,” the Premier said.
 
“The club has been based at Joondalup Arena since 1994 and has outgrown its existing club rooms - the new facilities will give the Falcons the ability to run their own operations in a purpose - built home and secure the club’s long - term financial viability.
 
“The other major component of this expansion is the creation of a new $11million home for the Wanneroo Basketball Association.“ The association has been searching for a new home for a long time and the Liberal Party is pleased to be able to offer a long -
term solution for the club’s 3,000 - plus members.“
 
It will involve building four new basketball courts - including a show court for the Wanneroo Wolves State Basketball League matches - and a grandstand for spectators.
 
The Liberals will also build 10 new netball courts at a cost of $600,000 in order to meet demand for the popular winter sport in the northern suburbs.
 
This would bring the total number of netball courts at the complex to 19.
 
A further $400,000 will be spent building a second rugby union pitch on the existing club site at Joondalup Arena.
 
The Joondalup Brothers Rugby Union Club have been campaigning for a second pitch for additional games and training. The funds will also allow for new lighting, reticulation and retaining work on the new pitch.
 

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