ADCO Constructions has turned the first sod on a project that has been 40 years in the making.
Construction works have begun on the Toodyay Sports and Recreation Precinct, located 85 kilometres north east of Perth.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, oversaw the ground breaking, and said it signified the culmination of over 40 years of project planning.
The $13 million project has received funding from all levels of government, alongside a number of community grants, including an $890,000 grant by Lotterywest.
The project will include the construction of two swimming pools, multiple tennis and netball courts, soccer and rugby facilities with new floodlighting, changerooms and external landscaping.
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The facilities, located across the road from the Toodyay High School, are expected to be well used by the local community and businesses.
Potential future expansion of the oval will also allow for more access to the West Australian Country Football League programs and participation.
Project Managers Limnios & Johns Strategic Property Development, and architects Cameron Chisolm Nicol to build the project will oversee the project.
ADCO WA State Manager, James Prattent, said that the final build will be worth the wait.
“The new recreation centre will be a quality addition to the community’s facilities once complete,” he said.
“Having seen how passionate the community is about the project, it’s an absolute privilege for ADCO to have been selected to deliver it.”