The $5.2 million Narembeen Recreation Centre has opened today following extensive upgrades.
Western Australian Premier, Colin Barnett, said the upgrades would greatly improve the wellbeing of locals within the community.
"The total cost of this development project was about $5.2 million, and for a small shire like Narembeen to raise almost $3.8 million of that cost is an outstanding achievement and shows their understanding of the need for sport and recreation in their district," Barnett said.
"This is a fantastic facility and I'm sure it will be heavily used by the Narembeen community."
The funding comes as part of contributions from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Mia Davies, said the government had invested $145 million in sport and recreation facilities through the program.
"Being active has many benefits including improving your physical and mental well-being and that's why the government supports projects like this one,” Davies said.
“The state government's latest research has also confirmed that for young people being active on the playground, on the court and on the field helps learning in the classroom."
The centre was also partially funded by the Royalties for Regions program.
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