The State Government’s focus on making venues more female-friendly continues with Exmouth Recreation Centre the latest facility to commence work on installing unisex change rooms.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today joined Shire of Exmouth CEO Cameron Woods, Deputy Shire President Ben Dixon and Councillor Gary Mounsey at the sod turning, marking the beginning of the construction of the change rooms that will accommodate Exmouth’s surge in female participation rates.
More than $142,000 was provided through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) – the McGowan Government’s flagship sporting infrastructure fund.
The Shire of Exmouth has contributed the remaining funding with the project cost totalling $285,000.
The project is being undertaken by local contractor C.J. Lord Building & Renovations (WA) Pty Ltd and is due for completion by June 2021.
As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“Women’s sport has experienced huge growth in recent years, and unfortunately, a lack of adequate facilities has historically forced women’s sporting teams to use public toilets, cars, bushes or the sidelines of playing fields in lieu of proper change rooms.
“The State Government has made upgrading the poor state of Western Australia’s women’s sporting facilities a priority in recent years through the CSRFF.
“I am pleased that, thanks to the CSRFF, we are helping to level the playing field for women’s sport in the Exmouth community.
“The appointment of a local contractor for the project will also create local employment opportunities and stimulate the region’s economy.”