Floreat Welcomes Tailor Made Sports Facility
Published on 10 November 2022
The new sports pavilion at Alderbury Reserve in Floreat is proving a winner for local sporting clubs and the community.
Mayor Keri Shannon officially opened the facility at the reserve in Floreat on 10 November 2022, assisted by Christine Tonkin MLA, Dr Katrina Stratton and Town of Cambridge Acting CEO Kelton Hincks.
The $1.6 million project received a $400,000 contribution from the State Government’s 2021/2022 round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
The State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, is a major supporter of community sport and recreation facilities in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. When we play sport our whole community wins.
Put to good use by the YMCC Hockey Club during winter and the Subiaco Floreat Cricket Club in summer, the new sports pavilion features:
- Changerooms with showers, toilets and universal accessible toilets (UAT)
- Public toilets including a UAT
- Storerooms for local clubs
- First aid room
- Kitchen/canteen area
- Veranda areas for extra shade
- Storage area for the cricket wicket roller.
The project was developed following extensive community consultation with local sporting clubs, residents and others that use the popular reserve on Oceanic Drive.
During a needs assessment for the Alderbury Sports Ground, removal and replacement of the aged toilet block received the strongest support from the development options put forward.
Mayor Shannon said it was vital that the design of the new facility was an efficient use of space, and met the needs of the local sporting groups and the public who use the reserve.
“The sports pavilion is a great asset for the area and has been well received since it opened earlier this year,” Mayor Shannon said.
“As it has changerooms and kitchen facilities, that allows for bigger events to be held at the reserve, which is a real bonus for local sport.”
In addition to building the new facility, the Town has since completed an upgrade to the irrigation system at the reserve and planted a feature native Tuart tree.