Shire of Esperance secures project funding

The Shire of Esperance has secured more than half a million dollars in Lotterywest funding to extend the Scaddan Country Club and upgrade infrastructure at Adventureland Park.

The majority of the funding will be used for the $1.3 million redevelopment of the country club, which sustained damage during the November 2015 fires.

The financial assistance will allow for a new community function area, crèche room, storage area, undercover play area and playground.

The remaining $185,000 of the grant will be used to finance priority projects in the shire's Adventureland Park Implementation Plan, including the new main playground, flying fox, giant swing, climbing tower and upgrades to the existing infrastructure.

The first phase of the project was completed in April, including a new bike track and a basketball court.

The redevelopment has been more than two decades in the making, made successful through the tireless efforts of The Adventureland Park Management Committee.

Shire of Esperance chief executive officer Matthew Scott said the country club redevelopment was an important part of the healing process for the community.

"Improving the Country Club in Scaddan, after the previous building was destroyed by the fires is an important part of the healing process and it will be great to have a facility once again," he said.

"A facility such as this is often the beating heart of a rural community and will be a place for locals to connect and training to occur.

"Continuing on with the priority works at Adventureland Park will be exciting to watch unfold.

"The Adventureland Park Management Committee has worked hard at reinvigorating the space and the work completed so far has already attracted lots of park visitors."