Building upgrades benefit local groups

News Update 16 May 2023
Building works Maintenance Works

Recent upgrades to clubrooms and halls have created more usable space for community groups and sporting clubs in the City of South Perth. As part of its Capital Works Program, the City maintains and renews a number of facilities each year according to community needs and priorities.

Moresby Street Hall 

Moresby Street Hall in Kensington is back to full use after a facelift last month. The City installed new flooring and windows, and upgraded the kitchen to provide an improved space for functions, classes and community groups. Finished with a fresh coat of paint, the works have breathed new life into this much-loved hall.

In the coming weeks a mural designed with input from Kensington residents will be painted by renowned WA artist George Domahidy on the southern and eastern facades of Moresby Street Hall visible from Douglas Ave.

Heritage House

New lighting being installed at Heritage House will provide an improved exhibition experience. The upgrade to this 1904 building will ensure artworks and historical pieces, including the much-loved May Gibbs collection, are preserved by controlling light exposure.

Heritage House will be closed until June 2023 while the works take place. Learn more about Heritage House and the City of South Perth Historical Society by visiting their website

Manning Bowling Club and Como Bowling Club

Lawn bowls is a sport loved by people of all ages and abilities and the City recognises its value in helping our community stay active and build social connections.

Buildings occupied by two of the City's popular bowling clubs, Manning and Como, have been well-used for a number of years and were in need of some attention. The City has invested in improving these clubrooms to ensure they can continue to service our community into the future.  

After installing a new accessible bathroom at Manning Bowling Club last financial year, the City recently completed a full renovation of the male and female bathrooms. This was made possible thanks to a Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grant from the State Government. 

Como Bowling Club had its kitchen replaced last year followed by upgrades to existing bathrooms and a new accessible bathroom in late 2022. These works were also courtesy of a Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grant and have been a welcome improvement for club members and visitors.

Other facility upgrades

As part of the 2022/23 Capital Works program, the City has also focused on improving the standard of the power supply at some of its older buildings. Electrical switchboards have been upgraded at Manning Kindergarten, Como Croquet Club, Moresby Street Hall, Hensman Tennis Club, Old Mill Theatre, the Scouts Hall, South Perth Tennis Club and Manning Bowling Club.

Floors resurfaced at South Perth Community Hall and the Collins Street Centre have made a significant improvement to the appearance of these well-used spaces. The court at George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara was also resurfaced and new line markings added to provide a safer playing experience.

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