The new Lakelands Park shared sports facility and clubrooms just north of Mandurah was officially opened today by Mandurah MLA David Templeman.
The $7.9 million project will cater for AFL football, cricket and diamond sports (T‑Ball, baseball and softball) for the local community and the adjacent high school.
The State Government contributed $4.65 million to the project, which included the development of the facility’s three new ovals and floodlighting.
The $2.85 million contributed by the City of Mandurah provided for the development of the facility’s new clubrooms.
The Lakelands Park sports facility is on the corner of Mandurah Road and Banksiadale Gate.
The State Government’s $4.65 million contribution to the project comprised of:
- $2.5 million McGowan Government election commitment;
- $1.3 million Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program funding; and
- $850,000 from the Department of Education.
Funding provided for the project from other sources included:
- $2.8 million from the City of Mandurah;
- $300,000 from the Australian Sports Commission; and
- $150,000 from the AFL.
The facility will be able to be used jointly by the local community and the Department of Education’s Coastal Lakes College.
As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“I’m very pleased that these top-class facilities will finally be able to be used by the local community and adjacent high school after more than a decade of advocacy for a sporting complex by the local community.
“This sporting precinct is a great example of how, through thoughtful design and planning, sporting facilities and clubrooms can become a true community hub, to be utilised by numerous different sporting, social and community users.”
As stated by Mandurah MLA David Templeman:
“I’m very excited that these facilities will now be available for the growing communities of Lakelands and Madora Bay.
“Prior to the 2017 State Election, I made a $2.5 million commitment to support this project. I am glad that the State Government has now contributed a total of $4.65 million to this project.
“I can’t wait to see these facilities being used by local residents!”