Mundaring Arena in Western Australia (WA) has opened a multi-purpose facility to cater for a wide range of sports.
The WA government invested $3m in the community project.
This $10m indoor facility caters to sports such as basketball, netball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and soccer, and will provide year-round playing and training opportunities.
The state government’s investment was directed towards the construction of the arena, which includes a four-court international standard indoor stadium, function and committee rooms, LED matrix scoreboards, referee room, and first aid room
Construction of the arena started in November 2016.
Several environmental strategies were undertaken during construction. These include the reuse of on-site tree logs for ground fauna and retaining topsoil for use as a seed bank.
The arena was a joint project between the WA government, Shire of Mundaring and Mundaring Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.
Hills Night Hockey Association, Hills Raiders Basketball Association and Eastern Hills Netball Association also contributed $50,000 to the project.
WA Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said: “Mundaring Arena is a great example of the commitment by the Shire of Mundaring to sport and recreation in their community and the tenacity and determination of the local sports community.
“This venue will be well-used by locals for many years to come and I’m sure will continue to encourage locals to take up playing sports or getting involved in a club.”