Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex
Project status: Stages 1-2 Completed, Stage 3 – Estimated Completion Date: Mid-August 2015
Stage 4 Underway
With the construction of the fourth and final stage of the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will have completed a $18.915 million multi-purpose, modern sports complex. Stages 1-3 of the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex was completed in 2014 and funded by:
Stages 1-3 of the complex was built over three years and construction was broken down into three phases:
- Relocating the Equestrian Centre, installing utilities, and building the access road and car park.
- Extensions to the change rooms including: clubroom, public toilets, kiosk and referees dressing room.
- Construction of playing fields, lighting and related infrastructure including irrigation, spectator embankments and field furniture.
The project includes the staged construction of an outdoor rectangular hallmark sports complex which provides a new clubhouse, a range of national and international standard recreation amenities, the expansion of the DR Morrison Oval and the relocation of the Goldfields Equestrian Club to the site. This will provide high-quality grounds and amenities for soccer, rugby league and rugby union, cricket, squash and equestrian sports.
The Fourth and final stage will see construction of the multi-purpose clubrooms, squash courts and pavilion overlooking the hallmark sporting complex. This $8.4 million dollar project was funded by:
- Royalties for Regions Goldfields Esperance Revitalisation Fund - $6.0 million
- City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder - $1.375 million
- Department of Sport and Recreation - $1.0 million
The outcome for the Kalgoorlie community is that these sporting and community facilities:
- Enhances the lifestyle of the local and regional community through its participation in sport and recreation;
- Increases the sustainability and growth of sporting groups and competition in Kalgoorlie-Boulder;
- Allows for resource sharing between sporting organisations with common needs by providing one location for numerous activities;
- Will meet community demand in the future to host various sport; and
- It will increase the sporting capacity in the Kalgoorlie – Boulder region, allowing for increased participation of sport and enabling the hosting of regional competitions.