Dalyellup Sports Pavilion Races Ahead

With construction well ahead of schedule, the new sports pavilion for the Shire of Capel, located in the beachside locality of Dalyellup, south of Bunbury, will provide the community with a vibrant, purpose-built, modern facility to serve the sporting needs of a rapidly-growing community.   

The sports pavilion comprises two separate change room blocks and a central amenities building, all connected by functional paved covered areas.  Tiered concrete bleachers provide significant viewing areas for the ovals to the north and the east whilst the elevated Meeting Room and Kiosk overlook a grassy bank, landscaping and facility for a future playground whilst also enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of the playing fields.

Striking roof forms, curved glass-faced cement rendered retaining walls and brightly painted steel elements add an architectural quality to a suite of robust and highly functional materials.  Brickwork and roofing are now complete and, with windows due this week, internal finishes have already commenced.

Posted by Sharon

Western Australian Local Government Reforms

Yesterday, the Western Australian State Government announced that reform of local government is imminent and that smaller Councils and Shires should consider immediate voluntary amalgamations with larger authorities before mandatory action is taken in 6 months time.

I support local government reform but I find the timing curious. One of the obvious ramifications is that a number of emerging local government infrastructure projects are threatened.  The Federal Government is trying desperately to stimulate the economy (immediately) and the State Government seems to be working to a different agenda. Today we have had 1 project suspended on this basis,  with another  to be decided next week…

How many other companies have been affected by this announcement?

Posted by phil