Singleton sports facilities opened by City

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph
City of Rockingham councillors Justin Smith and Chris Elliott, SSSA independent chairman Bob Maumill and Mayor Barry Sammels officially opened the new facility on Monday.
Camera IconCity of Rockingham councillors Justin Smith and Chris Elliott, SSSA independent chairman Bob Maumill and Mayor Barry Sammels officially opened the new facility on Monday. Credit: Aiden Boyham

The City of Rockingham officially opened the Singleton Sports and Community Centre on Monday, capping off a landmark moment for the Singleton Social and Sporting Association.

Mayor Barry Sammels, along with Comet Bay Ward councillors Justin Smith and Chris Elliott, opened the new facility on Cavender Street alongside SSSA independent Chairman Bob Maumill.

The $4.9 million project will be used by a number of community groups and host an array of sports including AFL, soccer, tennis, bowls and cricket.

Developments include a main hall, meeting room, toilets, kitchen, home-and-away changing rooms and bar.

Mr Sammels said the cooperation between the different community groups that use the facility was vital to the success of the project.

“One of the unique features of this project has been the spirit of partnership between the key user groups of the previous facilities,” he said.

“Their willingness to work together has been instrumental to the project’s success.

“These separate organisations have joined to form the Singleton Social and Sporting Association.”

Detailed design for the facility was finalised in October 2015, with construction later starting in March 2016.

Completion of the project caps a big month for Rockingham sporting and social facilities after the City also opened the Golden Bay Sports Pavillion at Rhonda Scarrott Reserve in July.

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