Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
The community centre is part of the Mills Park redevelopment, a district hub catering to community, sport and recreation activities with specialist facilities to accommodate local groups.
The infrastructure project was the largest the city had ever undertaken and would increase social, leisure and recreational opportunities for the local community, while preserving the park’s natural assets.
“The Mills Park redevelopment received $4 million in funding through a Lotterywest grant, and a further $4 million through the Department of Sport and Recreation,” Barnett said.
At the heart of Mills Park is the community centre. The building is Western Australia’s first 6-Star Green Star public building and includes a community hall, function centre, meeting rooms, multi-purpose activity spaces, club rooms, cafe, change rooms, public amenities and a kindy gym.
Along with the community centre, the Mills Park redevelopment also includes a skate plaza, nature play space, piazza, sporting infrastructure and walkways. The piazza, which features a stage area and viewing space, will be a venue for events and festivals in the city.
The fully accessible nature play space is five times larger than was available previously and connects to a network of well-lit walkways to provide further opportunities for the community to connect with the natural environment.
The site also includes the State’s first full-size artificial soccer pitches which are home to two local clubs.
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