An official turning of the sod ceremony will herald the start of work on the Piara Waters (South) Playing Field and Pavilion on Tuberose Road on Monday 17 July.
The $8 million facility will provide a state-of-the-art shared use community facility sporting a playing field, pavilion for sports and community use, change rooms, playground and car parking.
The pavilion itself will feature multi-purpose function rooms, club room, kiosk/kitchen, alfresco area and step seating for spectators.
The City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the ceremony will be an opportunity for the City to celebrate the commencement of the second of nine shared-use community facilities in the region.
“Less than six months after the opening of the Harrisdale Pavilion and Playing Field, we are forging ahead with the construction of our second facility.
“The new pavilion will ease the pressure on local sports fields and facilities in a growing community by providing spaces for sporting groups, community groups and private functions.”
Funding for the facility includes $6.9 million from the City through its Developer Contribution Plan. The City was also successful in securing a $500,000 grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation through its Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund.
The WA Department of Education is also making a contribution to the playing field component of the project, as this will be shared with the adjoining primary school to the south.
Construction is expected to take up to 10 months to complete.