Another exciting milestone has been reached in the redevelopment of Forrest Park’s sporting pavilion.
Published 05 May 2023
The City has engaged local building company Smith Constructions to undertake the design and construction of this highly anticipated project.
The City and Smith Constructions will also be working with local building designers, Hargreaves Design Group, throughout the design stage.
The project will see the demolition of the existing, aged clubrooms at Forrest Park to be replaced with a facility set to include four new changerooms, a function room, kitchen and bar, public toilets, umpire rooms, medical room, storage area and a veranda.
Future planned works will also include carpark upgrades, to be completed by the City.
The City has been working closely with Marist Cricket Club and Bunbury Dynamos Soccer Club over the past six months for this invaluable project and will continue to do so throughout the design phase.
In line with the City’s Corporate Business Plan and sustainability aspirations, the pavilion will incorporate sustainable design, be totally electric and will utilise renewable energy sources.
This project is exciting for Bunbury because it will provide a high standard facility for two of Bunbury’s long-standing sporting clubs, increase capacity for training and player and coaching development, and enhance spectator experience.
It will also increase participation in sport, especially for females and people living with disability by providing an accessible facility.
The design phase is underway with construction expected to start later this year, and completion anticipated for the second half of 2024.
This project is jointly funded by a $4 million contribution from the City, $650,000 from major supporter the State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and $50,000 from the Western Australian Cricket Association.