Grants boost Mullewa recreation centre, sporting club

Geraldton Guardian
Significant renewal works are planned for the Mullewa Recreation Centre as part of the 2020-21 Budget.
Camera IconSignificant renewal works are planned for the Mullewa Recreation Centre as part of the 2020-21 Budget. Credit: Supplied, City of Greater Geraldton

Two Mullewa community facilities are set to be upgraded this month, with a local organisation securing more than $500,000 in funding.

Two Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants secured by the Mullewa District Agricultural Society, totalling $398,634, will modernise and improve security at the Mullewa Recreation Centre.

The City of Greater Geraldton will provide $200,000 for upgrades to the Mullewa Sports Club.

Mullewa District Agricultural Society president Peter Barnetson said he was pleased to be able to work with the City to improve the facility.

“The Mullewa District Agricultural Society is very happy to be allocated funds from the City of Greater Geraldton and the Regional Ag Show Development Grants to upgrade facilities integral to our Ag show,” he said. “The improvement to our infrastructure will not only be enjoyed on show day but also by the wider community.”

Recreation centre upgrades will include the replacement of the roof sheeting, installation of a fully compliant toilet block, the replacement of the interior hall lighting with energy-efficient LED globes, and repaving the bitumen parking bays.

The sports club, located next door, will have the roof re-sheeted and new air-conditioning installed to replace the aged evaporate system that has reached the end of its life. City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he applauded the Mullewa District Agricultural Society for its efforts to help fund the works.

“I was rapt to see the Mullewa District Agricultural Society take such an active role in sourcing and securing grant funding to help maintain and improve this popular sporting facility,” he said.

“To ensure the investment in the rec centre is safeguarded and help protect the building from vandalism, the City will be installing roller shutters on the windows.”

He said the new air-conditioning at the Mullewa Sports Club would provide the building with a new lease of life.

Works are scheduled to begin in early March and are expected to be completed by the end of April.

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