Mundaring Arena Construction on Track

Photo courtesy of Sarah Brookes, Hills Gazette.

CONSTRUCTION of the new Mundaring Arena is on track for completion by the end of this year.

Despite the recent wet weather, it has not held up construction company Pindan.

Shire President David Lavell said it was fantastic to see the project coming to fruition. "As winter sets in, our local sports players brave the elements to play on the outdoor courts," he said.

"From next year players will be offered a greater level of comfort as they'll be able to use it in the rain, as well as in the harsh summer heat."

To date, there have been some impressive amounts of concrete and steel poured and erected. This includes:

- over 700m3 of concrete poured on site to date including footings, tilt panels and ground slabs
- more than 82 tonne's of structural steel installed
- more than 1150m2 of precast tilt panels manufactured on site and installed
- stadium floors poured
- more than 2000 of 11,000 concrete blocks installed.

Cr Lavell said the $10.1million Mundaring Arena was on track to finish within the original schedule. 

"Some days have been lost to rain in January and in May but to date these lost days were built into the original schedule," he said.

"We look forward to delivering this vital community project which can be enjoyed for generations to come."

Mundaring Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank has pledged $100,000 towards the project, with local basketball, hockey and netball clubs pledging between $10,000 and $30,000 each. The State Government is providing $3million in funding, with the Shire funding the remainder.

For more information visit the Shire website

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