Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex

 

​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:

  1. Relocating the Equestrian Centre, installing utilities, and building the access road and car park.
  2. Extensions to the change rooms including: clubroom, public toilets, kiosk and referees dressing room.
  3. 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:

 

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.