A $1.1 million Federal Government grant is giving the City of Gosnells an opportunity to upgrade a number of community facilities and boost the local economy.

Provided under the Commonwealth’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, the grant is part of a national stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor David Goode said the City of Gosnells would share the funding across 10 projects to ensure that local trades could carry out the work.

“This grant is in addition to the City’s $33 million capital works program for 2020/21 and will benefit many residents, as well as the local business community,” the Mayor said.

“Our aim is to create as many work opportunities as possible through building projects, which will help trades such as landscaping, plumbing, electrical, painting and flooring to keep operating.”

The following facilities will be part of the City’s $1.1 million makeover: 

  • Addie Mills Centre
  • Amherst Village Community Centre
  • Coops Avenue Facility
  • Gosnells RSL Hall
  • Langford Community Centre
  • Langford Pre-School (Moort-ap)
  • Maddington Community Centre
  • The Agonis
  • Thornlie Community Centre
  • Thornlie Library and Skate Park

Projects range from bathroom and kitchen upgrades, new flooring and painting and improved signage, landscaping and parking.

Mayor Goode said this investment would greatly improve the overall look and function of these popular community facilities.