Multi-Purpose Sporting Facility For Albany

Multi-Purpose Sporting Facility For Albany

Western Australia Minister for Sport & Recreation Terry Waldron

$5.9 Million Courts Bring New Opportunities For Albany

Victor P Taffa

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron today described the opening of the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) Exhibition Courts as a wonderful investment in the Albany Community.

“The centre now boasts seven indoor courts catering for basketball, netball, volleyball and indoor hockey with the three new additional indoor multi-purpose courts replacing the four outdoor courts.” Mr. Waldron said.

“This facility will serve many generations of Albany and Great Southern people and will make a positive difference to the quality of life and health in this region.

“Increasing participation in sport and recreation is a key objective of the State Government, which provided $3 Million of the total Project Cost.” Mr. Waldron said.

 

“Between the courts and the aquatic section, ALAC provides sport and recreation options for all in the community from the very young, to local schools, and to seniors and the elderly.”

“We are all aware of the health and social benefits increased physical activity brings, not to mention the benefits to communities which are made stronger in the process, so we consider this a wonderful investment in the community of Albany and the Great Southern Region.”

Mr. Waldron congratulated the City of Albany on its dedication in delivering sporting infrastructure for its community.

“The new courts have been designed to meet the contemporary requirements of indoor sport and recreation activities and have been built to accommodate the needs of the Albany community and the Great Southern region for today and into the future.” the Minister said.

“I envisage this will be a great boost to a number of sports organisations in the Region.” Mr. Waldron said.

The $5.9 Million Project Cost was funded through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Federal Government’s Community Infrastructure Program.