Funding Secured For New Yarloop Community Centre After Devasting Bushfire

Funding Secured For New Yarloop Community Centre After Devasting Bushfire

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Rebuild Of Yarloop Community Centre Restores Community Spirit

Victor P Taffa

  • McGowan Government grants $1 Million to the Shire of Harvey for Yarloop Community Centre
  • Shire secures $750,000 through Lotterywest, taking State’s contribution to $1.75 Million
  • Yarloop Community Centre to provide a multipurpose central hub for locals

Premier Mark McGowan and Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke today met with the Shire of Harvey to deliver $1.75 Million in funding to rebuild the fire-ravaged Yarloop Community Centre.

“2016 bushfires devastated the communities of Yarloop and Waroona. The State Government has been deeply involved in rebuilding the area through new infrastructure and upgrades such as this Yarloop Community Centre.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Community centres are important local hubs that encourage learning, participation and provide a common place for community groups.”

New Yarloop Community Centre will include:

  • Commercial kitchen;
  • Flexible and separable function room including an alfresco area and playground;
  • Medical consulting room;
  • Multipurpose conference and meeting room;
  • Reception and foyer.

McGowan Government will provide $1 Million of funding towards the project, along with the Shire successfully applying for a $750,000 Lotterywest grant, taking the State’s contribution to $1.75 Million.

At a cost of almost $2.7 Million, the Shire of Harvey is contributing an extra $860,000 towards the project with construction expected to begin in October 2018 and be completed by December 2019.

It is expected that the centre will be returned to a vibrant hub for the local community where it once held weekly games, classes, events, workshops and provided room hire opportunities.

Yarloop Community Centre has been designed to retain the facade and chimney from the Yarloop Hall that was destroyed in the devastating 2016 bushfires.

“As a local in this area, I travel through Yarloop regularly and have witnessed the community being rebuilt day by day, brick by brick.” Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said.

“Centre is vital in bringing the community together and it’s terrific this will get underway soon.”

Since January 2016, the State Government has contributed more than $60 Million on the recovery of Waroona and Yarloop, including more than $25 Million on demolition, waste removal, remediation and environmental services.