Rec centre to get new changerooms
New unisex changerooms are set to be constructed in Exmouth to help support female sport in the region.
The rooms are planned for the Exmouth Recreation Centre in a bid to make the facility more female-friendly as the current unisex changerooms do not have privacy screens.
It comes after a surge in female sport participation rates in the town.
The State Government provided $142,000 towards the $285,000 project through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
Local contractor C.J. Lord Building and Renovations were selected to complete the project, which is due to be finished in June.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said he was pleased to help level the playing field for women’s sport in Exmouth.
“Women's sport has experienced huge growth in recent years, and unfortunately, a lack of adequate facilities has historically forced women’s sporting teams to use public toilets, cars, bushes or the sidelines of playing fields in lieu of proper change rooms,” he said.
“The State Government has made upgrading the poor state of Western Australia’s women’s sporting facilities a priority in recent years through the CSRFF.
“The appointment of a local contractor for the project will also create local employment opportunities and stimulate the region’s economy.”
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