60 Million for State of the Art Recreation and Aquatic leisure Centre

17 April 2022 8:30 PM

The City of Kalamunda has welcomed an announcement by Federal Labor Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Catherine King in partnership with the State Minster for Transport and Planning Rita Saffioti and Swan candidate Zaneta Mascarenhas who have pledged 60 million dollars to build the long-awaited community recreational facilities.

The City has been working with the State Government for many years now on the future planning for the area surrounding the new High Wycombe train station, which is part of the State Metronet project.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “The Suburb of High Wycombe has changed greatly over the last few generations. It was once primarily agricultural land with Orange orchards and a Deer Park, amongst other uses. It is now a vibrant suburb home to thousands of community members.”

“The City has the challenge of ensuring high class facilities are available for all of the community to enjoy, and we need to work with the State and Federal Governments to bring this vision to a reality.”

“Too many community members have to leave the district to access services they need – and this project will change that.”

“The new High Wycombe Station will positively impact all City of Kalamunda residents with improved transport, it is vital the area also has top class amenities, and the proposed High Wycombe Recreation and Aquatic leisure Centre is the way to achieve a vibrant community hub.”

The new contemporary recreation and leisure centre will provide a new service to all City of Kalamunda residents, seniors, families, and young people.

The plan for the centre will include an outdoor 50m, indoors 25m, Leisure (splash), Learn to Swim and Hydrotherapy pools, along with water slides, Gymnasium and group fitness studios, Community meeting spaces, Crèche, Café, Basketball courts and Allied health services. Facilities will be open all year round, and be available for all members of the community to access in  warm, safe environment.

The City will continue to work with the Department of Planning on the concept designs for the new facility.

Collocating all recreational and leisure activities around the Train Station will activate the new precinct as well as enable higher utilisation of the facilities.

For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
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