Paraburdoo Sports, Fitness and Community Hub

The $15.7 million Paraburdoo Sports, Fitness and Community Complex represents the biggest investment in community infrastructure in Paraburdoo in 30 years.

Opened on 21 June 2019, the complex will benefit the Paraburdoo community for years to come while also breathing new life into the town centre.

The project was funded a total of $10.7 million by project partners Shire of Ashburton and Rio Tinto, with the State Government contributing a further $5 million through the Pilbara Development Commission.

The complex includes a new multipurpose sports court and refurbished courts, the repurposing of an existing sports pavilion into the Karingal Neighbourhood Centre, a purpose-built gym, pool side amenities, oval amenities, installation of a permanent softball diamond, improvements to the lesser hall and conversion of club rooms for storage.

The new gym will serve as an emergency centre during cyclones, while the repurposing of the existing pavilion into the Karingal Neighbourhood Centre, has enabled improvements to disability access and availability of mental health and counselling services.

New community and health services to be provided at the facility include child health nurses, counselling, physiotherapists and specialist education programs.