Premier details plan for ‘heart and soul’ project

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Premier Mark McGowan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch look towards an empty block that will soon be home to a multipurpose community and youth centre in Dalyellup.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch look towards an empty block that will soon be home to a multipurpose community and youth centre in Dalyellup. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Premier Mark McGowan says a new $8 million multi-purpose community and youth centre in Dalyellup will provide a heart and soul to the rapidly growing South West community.

In October 2018, the needs for the centre were reinforced through the Dalyellup Community Consultation which identified that further infrastructure was required to encourage community connection and support the delivery of services.

The proposed scope of the State Government-funded project includes components such as small performance spaces, a multi-functional library and technology hub, a youth space and a senior citizens club space.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the new hub would make Dalyellup stand out as a community.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of people around Dalyellup and the consistent message that has come across is that people want to see a community heart,” Mr Punch said.

“More than 9000 people call Dalyellup home and this project will see one of the most innovative and exciting youth spaces in regional WA built.”

Premier Mark McGowan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch announced the $8 million Dalyellup multipurpose community and youth centre last week.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch announced the $8 million Dalyellup multipurpose community and youth centre last week. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

The $8 million State Government funding contribution has fast tracked the project, bringing it forward by about five years, with work expected to wrap up by 2024.

As well as providing significant social and economic benefits to residents, the project is expected to create about 25 full-time jobs throughout the design and construction phase.

Mr McGowan said this was an exciting development for Dalyellup.

“Dalyellup is one of the State’s fast-growing communities so it is important to provide a heart and soul as well as facilities that bring the community together,” he said.

“This facility will be a great social addition to the community and provide an important hub for young people and community groups in the district.

Community consultation will be undertaken by the Capel Shire Council as part of the concept design stage of the project.

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