Saturday, 17 September 2016
The Southern Playing Fields and Pavilion - four synthetic rectangular fields, changerooms, storage and a kiosk - were officially opened today.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said $2 million was provided towards the project through the Liberal National Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
"The opening sees the completion of a major piece in the larger Ellenbrook District Open Space project," Ms Davies.
"This space offers another opportunity for sport and recreation lovers in Ellenbrook and surrounding areas to get out and be active close to home."
The Minister said the ground would be home to the Ellenbrook United Football Club and would also be used by local rugby and lacrosse teams.
"There is also an adjacent play space and picnic area and I am sure the precinct will be one that brings the local Ellenbrook community together for years to come," she said.
The playing fields are the second synthetic rectangular facility to be installed in Western Australia, after Mills Park in the City of Gosnells. Synthetic pitches allow about three times more usage per week than natural grass fields and do not require irrigation.
"Active communities are healthier communities, so what better way to be active than to join a local sporting club," Ms Davies said.
For the wider Ellenbrook precinct development, the City of Swan has received $4.54 million through the CSRFF.
Since 2009, the State Government has invested more than $157 million in 1,000 sport and recreation facility projects across the State.
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