The City of Mandurah identified the need for a community centre in Dawesville in its Social Infrastructure Plan. The population of Dawesville is expected to double to around 15,000 people by 2036. In recent years the City has engaged with the local community to develop a concept plan for the facility and then worked to secure funding with the final component being secured in January 2024. The centre is being built on the corner of Dandaragan Drive and Woodstock Avenue.

The Dawesville Community Centre reached an important milestone in May 2022 when the tender for the detailed planning and design of the multi-purpose facility was awarded to Bollig Design Group. The company had previously worked on other standout facilities in the City of Mandurah including the Lakelands Shared Sports Facility and the Falcon Library and Community Centre. In December 2023, Mandurah Council endorsed the construction tender from Geared Construction Pty Ltd to build the community centre.

The new community centre includes a main hall with stage, storerooms, universally accessible toilet, wet and dry multi-use activity rooms, kitchen, some office space, meeting room space with sound insulation, landscaping, and a play area. There will also be an external playground and public art installation.

Construction of the new facility is being funded by a $2.65 million Lotterywest grant and a $6.2 million financial contribution from the State Government, with the City of Mandurah managing the project and the future operations of the facility. 


Project updates

15/03/2024 - Dawesville Community Centre Update