Clubs wanted for Harrisdale pavilion

Clubs wanted for Harrisdale pavilion

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Harrisdale resident Barry and his dog Yogi have already been using the playing fields for exercise. Photograph — Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.

With the opening of the $8million Harrisdale sporting pavilion and playing fields about two months away, sporting clubs were being invited to register their interest.

The building is in its final stages and will provide the booming suburb of Harrisdale with its first dedicated sporting facility.

The Examiner was given an exclusive tour of the Gracefield Boulevard pavilion to showcase its impressive facilities.

Sporting clubs are well catered for with a dedicated clubroom as well as an additional 200-square-metre space for larger events, which can also be used by the wider community.

The clubs will also have four change rooms, which can join together to create two change rooms for larger teams.

The building is sustainable and uses the most of natural light, cooling and water.

The playing grounds can also be extended on carnival days using the high school and primary school ovals.

The pavilion and playing field is the first of nine facilities where a shared use partnership struck between the city and the State Government will allow public use of school sites.

The community is excited for the facility to open.

Harrisdale resident Barry and his dog Yogi already use the playing fields for exercise.

Barry said he had been down to the playing field regularly and it was a great asset for the area.

City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the partnership between the city and State Government provided an ideal solution to ease pressure on local sports fields and facilities.

“The shared use agreement maximises use of public open space and creates better community facilities,” he said.

“The new Harrisdale Pavilion and playing field forms part of an important education and community precinct to service the fast growing community.

“And now the facility is complete, there is a fantastic opportunity for new clubs to make best use of the brand new amenities and call the pavilion their own.”

To determine the most suitable users for the venue, clubs and groups were asked to submit a registration of interest.

Winter tenants will be restricted to sports that use rectangular fields due to the lighting infrastructure.

For a copy of the ROI visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au or phone 9394 5000.

Applications close at 5pm on January 6 before a panel determines the most suitable users for the venue.

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The new pavilion has plenty of kitchen space. Photograph – Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.
There's also a huge room for club or community events. Photograph - Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.
There’s also a huge room for club or community events. Photograph – Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.
The change rooms can be combined for larger sports teams. Photograph - Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.
The change rooms can be combined for larger sports teams. Photograph – Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.