The final piece of funding for the Dampier Community Hub has been secured with the announcement of a $1 million grant from Lotterywest this week.
The $18 million project which is already funded by Rio Tinto, the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program and the City of Karratha began construction earlier this month.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the funding announcement was the final piece to the puzzle for the Dampier Community Hub.
“The Dampier Community Hub project has been a long time in the planning so it’s great to see everything falling into place for what is going to be a fantastic addition to the town,” Cr Long said.
“Early funding from Rio Tinto and Royalties for Regions enabled us to get this project underway but this final grant from Lotterywest completes the funding puzzle for this project.
“It is a timely announcement as construction commenced earlier this month and we can start to see the foundations of the new facility take shape,” he added.
The Dampier Community Hub will feature a new library, early learning centre, meeting spaces, refurbished community hall and a coffee kiosk.
The new facility will be ready for community use early in 2016 with the refurbished community hall complete by the middle of 2015.