Goal scored for JD Hardie Youth and Community Hub Multi-user Courts

Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2020 at 10:18:02 AM


Council has approved the allocation of $2,256,108 from the Town’s Strategic Reserve to fund the JD Hardie Youth and Community Hub’s (JDHYCH) multi-use courts, securing the delivery of improved sporting and recreation amenity at the facility. 

Local construction company MJW Building was awarded the contract for the works, supporting local jobs and progressing the delivery of the JDHYCH Masterplan. 

The total cost of Stage 2 is $7,546,233 and works will include three new multi-use courts, the installation of a shade shelter, an amphitheatre, landscaping and an accessible changing facility.   

Mayor Peter Carter welcomed the Council’s decision to allocate funds from the Town’s Strategic Reserve to deliver the JDHYCH’s transformation.  

“The JD Hardie Youth and Community Hub is part of the Town’s record $167 million Hedland Recreation Hubs investment, with Stage 1 works recently completing at the site. 

“Council’s decision to allocate funds from the Strategic Reserve provides the Town with the financial security and certainty needed to begin constructing the multi-use courts in 2021. 

“The new sports courts will increase the site’s capacity in accommodating an array of activities, from the Town’s popular SLAM basketball series to everyday use by families.  

“The courts will be complemented with extensive outdoor shade for sun safety, suitable landscaping for the Pilbara climate and more parking. 

“Construction at the site will kick off in January and is expected to be completed by July. 

“Allocating funds from the Strategic Reserve is prioritised towards core infrastructure investment which improves Hedland’s liveability.”

 

Click here to learn more about the project.

  

For media information                                     
Laura Hawes, Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365
lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au


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