New sporting complex for Alkimos park

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Bistel Construction project manager Daniel Martin and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts at Leatherback Park where a new sporting complex is under construction.

THE construction of a new community sporting facility is underway at Leatherback Park in Alkimos as part of a joint $1.4 million local and state government investment in grassroots sports.

Leatherback Park is home to various junior and adult sporting clubs that competitively play both winter and summer sports including football, cricket, lacrosse and other ball sports.

The new facility will have a multi-purpose room, two change rooms, kiosk, first-aid room, umpire room and public toilets.

It will replace three transportables currently on site and is due for completion in November 2020.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said continuing capital works projects throughout the Covid-19 pandemic was vital.

“The city’s planned capital works projects provide important community benefits both now and into the future,’’ she said.

“In the short term we are supporting our local economy and providing local job opportunities in the planning, building and construction industries.

“Long term, this new facility will bring modern amenities to local sporting groups and their members, affording an opportunity for them to prosper beyond this pandemic.

“Our local sporting clubs provide a means for our communities to connect with one another while keeping physically active.

“I want to thank the state government for their support of this project, that will meet the needs of a fast growing region that is set to double in population over the next twenty years.’’

Bistel Construction project manager Daniel Martin said he was happy to get his crew on site to start construction.

“We want to thank the City of Wanneroo for the award of the project that has enabled us to employ local staff and provide continuous work for our subcontractors,’’ he said.

Leatherback Park is home to various junior and adult sporting clubs that competitively play both winter and summer sports including football, cricket, lacrosse and other ball sports.

The new structure, which will replace the three transportables on the site, is due for completion in November.