Eaton central to $3.8 million Community Hub

by Aaron Delaporte

Bowls WA congratulates Eaton Bowling and Social Club on being a part of a new and exciting community hub planned for the area with work to commence later this year.

The Eaton club had already begun integrating other community clubs and social organisations into its current facility, as it looked to diversify user groups and increase public use of the club.

The Eaton Community Hub concept is designed to provide a shared space for local events and activities.

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Media statement June 28,2020

Concept designs have been unveiled for the new $3.8 million Eaton Community Hub, with construction due to commence by the end of the year.

The Eaton Community Hub is a McGowan Government election commitment to help redevelop the Eaton Bowling and Social Club located on the Collie River in Eaton.

The club will become a multi-use community facility that will provide a space for local community groups, as well public functions and activities.

The Shire of Dardanup has led the planning process which has been ongoing for the past 12 months.

A condition assessment on the existing building, constructed in 1972, concluded that a new facility was the best value for money.

The Shire will advertise the tender for the design and construction of the new building in July, with the preferred contractor expected to commence in October 2020.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“This will be a fantastic facility that will bring the community together for a range of events and activities.

“This important election commitment is progressing well. The original plan was to upgrade the bowls club but, after some planning, it became clear that a brand new facility was the best option.”

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

“The bowling club building is nearly 50 years old and making it into a community hub with modern facilities will make it more attractive to a much wider range of users and community groups.

“For instance, discussions have been held with the Eaton Senior Citizens Club with the group expected to co-locate there.”