The Western Australian Government has allocated funds to build a new sports pavilion at Ellenbrook Christian College.
The $2.5 million sports and recreation pavilion at Ellenbrook Christian College will allow students to use the oval and have access to change rooms and a dedicated pavilion.
Demand is expected to increase for the sporting pavilion once the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook rail line is built. The alignment of the transit corridor, which has been reserved as part of the area’s development plan since the early 1990s, sits between Ellenbrook Christian College’s school buildings and the school oval.
To help maintain safe access between the school and oval, the train line will be built on a raised embankment and a pedestrian underpass installed.
MELconnx Consortium (Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction) was recently awarded the $700 million main construction contract to build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, with early works on the project already underway at the New Bayswater Station and Tonkin Gap sites.
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WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the sports pavilion will allow students to use the oval and have access to facilities.
“A number of years ago, the college built their oval over the transit corridor, meaning the rail line will separate the oval from the school,” she said.
“The new dedicated sports pavilion will now be built on the oval side of the corridor, allowing the students to use the oval with their own pavilion, while also creating a facility for community sports.
“The project team has worked closely with Ellenbrook Christian College to ensure staff and students maintain access to the oval both during construction and once the train line is operational.”
Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said Ellenbrook is a popular suburb with a booming population and will continue to grow over coming years.
“It’s important we build and deliver the infrastructure our community needs,” Shaw said.
“This new sporting facility, together with our Morley-Ellenbrook rail project, the new leisure centre under construction and the Ellenbrook Youth Centre, mark long overdue and significant investments in Ellenbrook’s future.”