Developments underway at JD Hardie
South Hedland’s beloved JD Hardie Community Hub has reached a major milestone with the first sod turned on stage two of developments.
The $7.5 million project is expected to boost the town’s sporting facilities with the construction of three multi-use courts, the installation of a shade shelter, an amphitheatre, landscaping and an accessible change room.
Developments are partly funded by the Town of Port Hedland and the State Government’s Community and Sporting Recreation Facility Fund which aims to bolster participation in sport and recreational activities across WA communities.
TOPH is expected to splash $2,256,108 from its Hedland Recreation Hubs investment project which aims to give rundown sporting facilities a new lease on life.
Local contractors MJW Building were awarded to opportunity to develop the hub and projected work would be completed by August.
Town of Port Hedland Mayor Peter Carter said he was excited to see the developments unfold and make use of local labour.
“Community groups have always made the JDHYCH a dynamic space, making the most of its amenities and contributing to Hedland’s social fabric,” he said.
“The plan for outdoor multi-purpose courts with shade and lighting stemmed from community feedback received during the Recreation Hub master plan consultation process, with several local sporting organisations and community groups voicing support.
“The inclusion of covered, multi-purpose courts in the master plan reflects the need to improve the facility’s sun safety and ensures better community usability.
“While works are ongoing, I urge all residents to please obey signage and workers in the area, be mindful of heavy machinery and do not walk onto restriction areas.”
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