Ground was officially broken today, with the flick of a spade, to mark the commencement of work on another new sports pavilion in the fast growing suburb of Piara Waters.
The state-of-the-art sports pavilion for Novelli Reserve will feature a 100 square metre multi-purpose function room, unisex change rooms, a kitchen/kiosk, veranda and car parking.
City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield was excited to don her high vis vest and conduct the first dig along with Deputy Mayor Councillor Carole Frost and Councillor Gary Smith.
Mayor Butterfield said sport and recreation builds stronger communities and this is the third of nine shared-use community facilities planned for the Armadale region.
“In fast growing communities like Piara Waters, pavilions are not just an important hub for the local community, they also ease the pressure on local sports fields and facilities by providing a space for sporting groups, community groups and private functions”, she said.
The playing field, completed in December 2018, was the first part of the staged development and provides an important open space for local residents to enjoy and encourages increased sports participation.
Construction of the new pavilion is expected to take up to seven months to complete, with funding for the facility through the City of Armadale Developer Contribution Plan.
The City awarded the design and construction of the $1.7 million facility to Alita Constructions in December 2019.