ERC Stage 1 Upgrades now complete

Published on Thursday, 28 July 2022 at 9:37:21 AM

Your arrival at our Eaton Recreation Centre & 24 Hour Gym will feel just that little bit more special now our works to upgrade the front entry, foyer and reception are complete.

The $146,000 renovation and extension of the front area of the building is the first in a series of planned upgrades for the 18-year-old centre.

The Shire of Dardanup is seeking funding support from the State Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund towards the cost of a planned Stage 2 within the next 12 months which, if successful, would involve refurbishment of the centre’s accessible toilets and changerooms.

Additional future stages of upgrades are also subject to grant funding but would include two new multi-use courts and an expanded crèche.

In March, new shot clocks and electronic scoreboards were installed to meet FIBA (International Basketball Federation) standards and making the current basketball season a whole lot more exciting for players and spectators alike.

Recent conversations with our community have highlighted the significance of a healthy lifestyle and opportunities for connection to others.

It’s exactly why HEALTHY and CONNECTED are listed as key aspirations in both our 2050 Vision and Council Plan 2022-2032.

Central to achieving both these aspirations for our community is providing leading recreation facilities – the standout one in the Shire of Dardanup being our Eaton Recreation Centre.

Previous improvements to the 24-hour gym and expanded centre opening hours have led to a steady increase in members up from 745 in January last year to 930 this year.

Participation numbers in ERC social sporting competitions have also been on the rise.

We’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date with any further developments happening at ERC.


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