Dalyellup to receive $1 million boost for multipurpose community centre from State Government

Claudette RizziBunbury Herald
The mutlipurpose Dalyellup Community Centre set to receive a funding boost of $1million from the Cook Governemnt
Camera IconThe mutlipurpose Dalyellup Community Centre set to receive a funding boost of $1million from the Cook Governemnt Credit: Claudette Rizzi

The Dalyellup multipurpose community and youth centre project has been given a $1 million boost from the State Government to increase total funding to $11.4m.

The funding boost is in addition to the government’s previous $8 million contribution, $1.9 million from Lotterywest and $500,000 from the Capel Shire Council.

The council has also submitted an expression of interest with the Commonwealth Government Growing Regions Program for more funding towards the project that is expected to create 25 full-time jobs throughout the design and construction phases.

The proposed project is going to include a multifunctional library and technology hub, a youth space, digital hub and media facilities, small performance spaces, activity and business start-up rooms, and a senior citizens club.

It is intended to provide meaningful social and economic benefits to residents, as well as supporting the regional economy by employing people during its development.

Regional Development Minister Don Punch said the impact of this investment will be significant has come in response to community feedback.

“Dalyellup residents consistently tell me there is a need for more facilities to support community activities and services and this project will see one of the most innovative and exciting youth spaces built in regional WA,” he said.

Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman said benefits to the community will include a library, digital hub and a senior citizens club.

“It will have something for everyone,” Mr Templeman said.

“I am so pleased the Cook Labor Government has been able to provide the funding boost, thanks to our good economic management and balanced budget.”

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