A MULTI-million-dollar election promise for a new Community hub in Kalamunda was fulfilled this week with the State Government confirming its pledge to the project.
The $3 million pre-election commitment by Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes will be supported by a $2.5m Lotterywest grant and $1m from the Federal Government.
City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina welcomed the news.
“The City looks forward to the establishment of a new multi-purpose community hub, replacing the current Jorgensen Park Pavilion, which has reached its end of life and is no longer fit for purpose,” he said.
“A concept plan has been developed in consultation with the Kalamunda Community Learning Centre (KCLC) and other users.
He said the learning centre and City had worked together on the project to meet current and future demands on the site.
“The City will now commence detailed design, with construction expected to start in 2019,” Mayor Giardina said.
The concept plan includes an office for the KCLC and shared use of all spaces for hire, a crèche and playgroup area with outdoor play spaces.
There will be a craft room and adjoining kiln room as well as a training kitchen for cooking classes and delivery of catering to functions held in the building.
Mr Hughes said he was happy to see the project come into fruition.
“KCLC is a not-for-profit organisation which has provided a range of courses for over forty years, which are very popular within the Kalamunda community,” he said.
“I appreciate the Premier and Treasurer working closely with me to ensure the funding provides maximum benefit to the community.”
The community learning centre has more than 700 members.