Lotterywest Supports WA Ballet

Lotterywest Supports WA Ballet

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

$7 Million Grant Leads To Better Community Facilities And New Home For WA Ballet

Victor P Taffa

Lotterywest funding of $7 Million will help fund new Community Facilities for the City of Bayswater.

Premier Colin Barnett Today Presented a Lotterywest Cheque for $7 Million to the City of Bayswater to support the Construction of its new Maylands Multipurpose Centre.

“The Entire Community will benefit from this Grant with the new Centre to include a Library, Child Health Clinic, Cafe and Outdoor Function Room.” Premier Barnett said.

“This support from the State Government will also allow the City of Bayswater to reallocate funding to purchase the Senses Building, which will become home to the WA Ballet Company.”



“The West Australian Ballet received $2 Million in the 2010-11 State Budget to relocate to the Senses Building. I am delighted that, as a result of the funding announced today, that move can happen sooner.”

“This means our talented youngsters will no longer have to go to Melbourne or further afield for training and rehearsals.”

The Premier said the Maylands Multipurpose Centre would replace a number of ageing community facilities and be built with energy-saving features such as daylight harvesting and bipolar light switches.

“I am delighted that Lotterywest, the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Commonwealth Government Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program are collectively providing significant support for this initiative.” the Premier said.

“It is important that we create spaces where families and friends can connect with the broader community.” Premier Barnett said.

The Multipurpose Centre is expected to be completed in March 2011.

Lotterywest is a strong supporter of the Western Australian community. Last year, 1,465 grants totalling $105 Million went to 1,148 different community organisations in WA.