Large crowds attended the official opening of the Mundaring Arena Sunday.
Shire President, Cr John Daw, was joined by the Hon Mick Murray, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation, in officially opening the Arena.
Cr Daw said, "The Mundaring Arena will help the sporting community reach its potential."
"Players now have the ability to develop their skills locally without the need to travel long distances or change clubs."
"While we are celebrating today with a fantastic showcase event, our local basketball and netball associations have been enjoying all the Arena has to offer since their winter season commenced a few weeks ago.
"I'm pleased to report that all feedback to-date has been extremely positive.
The opening highlighted that the Arena is more than just a sporting venue. It provides high-tech facilities for local business and the wider community to hold meetings, conferences and workshops.
"This $10.1m state of the art facility is the largest capital project ever undertaken by the Shire and is a wonderful demonstration of what can be achieved when the Shire and community come together".
The project to construct the Mundaring Arena was a collaborative effort from the onset. $7m was invested in the facility by Shire of Mundaring, with $3m in funding received from the State Government and $100,000 from Bendigo Bank. In addition, Hills Raiders Basketball, Hills Night Hockey and Eastern Hills Netball associations each contributed between $10,000 and $30,000.
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