Nationals pledge $400k for Harvey facility

Zach RelphHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre president Craig Maughan and Nationals leader Brendon Grylls.
Camera IconHarvey Recreation and Cultural Centre president Craig Maughan and Nationals leader Brendon Grylls. Credit: Zach Relph

Funding for the mooted Harvey Community and Sporting Facility has received a major boost, with the Nationals pledging $400,000 to the development.

Sports Minister Mia Davies announced the project would receive the funding through the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund last week.

The development – which will be built onto the southern end of the existing Harvey Cultural and Recreation Centre – is set to include a pavilion, club room and change rooms.

Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre president Craig Maughan said the additional funding was an overwhelming contribution, given the community had also rallied to help raise money for the project.

“We know this project ticks all the boxes of meeting user needs – it’s about growing this community,” Mr Maughan said.

“It is a sporting club for clubs that don’t have a home.

“It will define the area as a sporting, recreation and cultural hub.”

The project is expected to cost $2.1 million, with construction to start in 2018.

Harvey Shire Council and Alcoa Australia also contributed to its funding.

Nationals leader Brendon Grylls said the project was a “game changer” for Harvey at a meeting in Harvey with centre committee members, shire representatives and the Nationals last Tuesday.

“To continue to grow you need to have good infrastructure,” Mr Grylls said.

“A good infrastructure also encourages involvement – it will be a game changer for the community.”

Mr Maughan praised Nationals South West MLC Colin Holt and his commitment to help the funding come to fruition.

The Harvey shire also received $78,000 from the facilities fund for lighting installation at an oval at the Leschenault sporting precinct.

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