Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Contract awarded for Koorana Reserve upgrade

City of Rockingham Council has accepted a tender submitted by Shelford Constructions for the construction of new clubrooms and ovals at Koorana Reserve in Warnbroas part of a $5 million master plan for the reserve.

The Koorana Reserve Master Plan will see the upgrade of the Koorana Reserve playing fields and clubrooms to provide more sporting opportunities for people in Warnbro and surrounding areas.

“This work will take place over the next 12 months and will provide improved active and passive amenities for the community,” said City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels.

“The Master Plan also ensures that the facilities are accessible to everyone, with additions like hardstand connecting paths, and facilities which meet modern ‘female-friendly’ standards.”

Key elements of the project include two additional hectares of playing space, two new soccer fields, a cricket oval, expansion of the cricket practise wickets, upgrade of turf and reticulation of the existing playing surface, refurbishment and expansion of existing clubrooms, a new car park with 75 new bays, and the installation of new lighting.

The two main community groups that will be based at the site will be the Port Kennedy Soccer Club and the Hillman Cricket Club.

“The redevelopment and extension of the clubrooms is essential to accommodate the growth of both clubs for male and female participants”, Mayor Sammels said.

He said the adjacent Koorana Primary School – which shares the use of the reserve with the City through a joint use agreement – would have access to improved playing and sporting space for students.

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