City of Kwinana welcomes first ever dual-named sporting pavilion

Tyra PetersSound Telegraph
Kwinana set to welcome new sporting facility the Ngook Boorn Mia-Mia / Honeywood Pavilion.
Camera IconKwinana set to welcome new sporting facility the Ngook Boorn Mia-Mia / Honeywood Pavilion. Credit: Supplied

The City of Kwinana has welcomed its first ever dual-named sporting facility, the Ngook Boorn Mia-Mia / Honeywood Pavilion.

Registrations are now open to clubs interested in hiring the space.

The name of the facility — Ngook (honey) Boorn (wood) Mia-Mia (house) — is a direct translation of Honeywood Pavilion in local Nyoongar dialect.

The pavilion is nearing practical completion and is expected to open in October for public use on weekends and outside of school hours, Mayor Carol Adams said.

“The City of Kwinana encourages all applicants to consider the mixed use of the site and look for opportunities for partnerships or concurrent use,” she said.

“We are very excited to open this facility in coming weeks.

“The pavilion has been part of an extensive community consultation process, including community meetings, online surveys and interviews with key stakeholders such as surrounding residents, the local farmers market, the Honeywood Residents Group, Honeywood Primary School, peak sporting bodies and potential user groups.

“It is a much-anticipated facility that will increase the number of sporting pavilions within the City.”

The facility contains a kitchen, hall/function space, two change rooms, toilets and storage capacity.

The City is providing a six-week period for clubs, potential user groups and regular hirers to register their interest in hiring Ngook Boorn Mia-Mia / Honeywood Pavilion.

The registration of interest process will allow the City to understand the needs and expectations of the various clubs and groups wanting to use or apply for tenancy of the facility.

Registrations are open until 23 September.

For more information, and to learn how to pronounce the new name, visit

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