An invitation is extended to the community from the City of South Perth to come along to one of two information sessions on the design plans for Manning Hub. The $16 million Manning Hub community facility will become the new heart of Manning and home for Manning Hall, Manning Library, Manning Child Health Clinic, Moorditj Keila, new early childhood facilities as well as the Manning Rippers Football Club.
Demolition of infrastructure at the Manning Hub site has been completed in readiness for the construction of the new Manning Hub community facility. Construction is expected to commence in June 2015 and be completed by mid-2016.
Information sessions are to be held at Manning Seniors Citizens Centre (3 Downey Drive, Manning) on Saturday 20 September from 11am – 12.45pm and Wednesday 24 September from 5.45 – 7.30pm.
The latest design plans will be available and displayed for viewing at these sessions and include presentations by the City of South Perth and project architects Bollig Design.
Mayor Sue Doherty said, “The design of the Manning Hub incorporates a vibrancy, connectedness and accessibility in a facility which integrates community, social and sporting activities for the local community.”
From today the plans will be available for viewing at South Perth and Manning libraries, as well as on the City’s website.
For further information visit the City’s website www.southperth.wa.gov.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the City of South Perth on 9474 0777.
Sporting facilities in Manning are set for an upgrade, Liberal MLA for South Perth, John McGrath, is delighted to confirm.
Mr McGrath welcomed the Barnett Government’s announcement that the City of South Perth had secured $800,000 in funding under the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
Mr McGrath said: “The construction of a multi- purpose recreation facility as part of the proposed Manning Hub development and ground improvements at James Miller Oval will ensure that the Manning community has a first-class sports facility into the future.
“This investment of funds is a huge boost for local sporting clubs, which are the lifeblood of our community”.
“A liberal-led Government is committed to keeping local communities strong and encouraging healthy active lifestyles by continuing to deliver real benefits at a grass roots level.”
“The Barnett Government has more than doubled the investment in the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund, helping sporting clubs and organisations across the state complete upgrades they might otherwise be unable to afford,” said Mr McGrath.
Connie McGhie (pictured) has been a stalwart of Manning since the 1950s and was involved in the building of the original change rooms that are now set to be re-built. She and John recently attended the club’s Legends’ Day where Connie was introduced to the big crowd in attendance.
Mr McGrath encouraged local clubs and organisations in the South Perth electorate to get their applications in for projects under $150,000 when the 2013-2014 CSRFF grants open on February 1.