Ray Finlayson's Sporting Complex
This $19 million project undertaken by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder entailed the construction of an hallmark sports precinct designed to complement existing facilities, and provide high-quality grounds and amenities for soccer, rugby league and rugby union, cricket, squash and equestrian sports.
The first stage of the project (Elements 1 and 2) was completed in 2013. It required the installation of utilities, access road, car park, street lighting, internal fencing and footpaths as well as the relocation of the Goldfields Equestrian Club track and stable facilities to an adjacent block. Element 3 involved the construction of the sporting fields is complete. The multi-purpose clubrooms and squash facility (Element 4 of the project), was completed in 2016.
Funds for this project were sourced from various streams of the State Government Royalties for Region program ($11 million altogether), the Department of Sports and Recreation, Council's own reserves and the Commonwealth Regional and Local Communities Infrastructure Program.
More information on this project is available from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder project page.