The new $30 million Dayton sport and recreational hub.

Dayton’s $3m sports hub stage two opens

Ellenbrook Falcons Hockey Club president says the new development is more than just a sports centre but a community hub too.
May 16, 2024

A $30 million sport and recreation hub has opened in one of Perth’s fastest growing areas, with the inaugural games taking place last week.

Located in the Swan urban growth corridor where the population is expected to rise by almost 50 per cent by 2050, Dayton district open space (DDOS) features sports ovals, hockey fields, netball and tennis courts, pavilions and more.

The scale of the project meant the City of Swan had to complete it in two stages.

Stage one, which focused on the neighbourhood park and play equipment, was completed in August 2022.

Stage two involved construction of buildings, floodlit sports grounds, a half-court basketball court, landscaping and parking areas.

DDOS will become the home of the Ellenbrook Falcons and Eastern Blades hockey clubs, the Caversham Suns Junior Football Club and the Caversham Dayton Cricket Club.

Steve Rogers, Ellenbrook Falcons Hockey Club president, said it was fantastic for all 180 members of the club to have a facility to call home.

“For us, it will bring all of our players and families together in the one place, which we’ve never had before,” he said.

“It also gives us a community facility which can be used for more than just sport.”

Mr Rogers said it was particularly special to have access to both dry and wet hockey turfs at the same ground.

“It’s a pretty amazing facility, including the infrastructure around there – it’s got all of the stuff that we need.”

City of Swan Mayor Tanya Richardson said the world-class new facilities would be a cornerstone of the Dayton community.

“Dayton is part of the Swan urban growth corridor – a key area for population growth,” she said.

“Building a high-specification open space like this will support that growing community in the future, providing a place for all ages, abilities and skill.”

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