In a win for the people of Roleystone, the Cross Park Cricket and Netball Pavilion was officially opened on Friday, November 6 and is now ready to service the needs of sports lovers across the community.
Designed by Donovan Payne Architects and constructed by Alita Constructions, the pavilion building will provide amenities and community space for the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket and Roleystone Netball Clubs. The facility includes modern change rooms, as well as a kiosk, bar area and club room. The building also features a large covered outdoor viewing area, terraced seating addressing the oval and dedicated storage spaces.
The City of Armadale contributed $350,000 towards the project, which was assisted by a $500,000 grant from the Federal Government (Australian Sports Commission - Sport Australia). In addition, the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club raised an incredible $220,000 for the project, while Roleystone Netball Club contributed $30,000.
City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the new pavilion is a wonderful community asset and is a fitting home for two very popular sporting clubs.
“The Cross Park Cricket and Netball Pavilion is designed to be inclusive of all participants and is another step towards providing facilities that are appropriate for all abilities and genders,” said Mayor Butterfield.
“The Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club and Roleystone Netball Club have a longstanding history in the local area and the wider Armadale community. This project is the result of a lot of hard work, and persistence by many people, over many years. It’s been a truly collaborative effort between the City of Armadale, the Federal Government and the community.
“The new facility will be very well used by locals and visitors alike.”
Member for Canning, Mr Andrew Hastie MP, said the Australian Government is proud to have contributed $500,000 to this important project as part of the Move It AUS - Community Sport Infrastructure grant program.
“I know how hard the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club and Roleystone Netball Club have worked to get this facility built,” Mr Hastie said.
“It’s taken years of hard work to get here and both clubs should be very proud of what they’ve achieved. They are a credit to Roleystone and the Perth Hills community. I’m very pleased the Morrison Government was able to provide the additional assistance required.”