PRACC - Stay Updated

The Vision

To create a sustainable multipurpose building accommodating year-round sport, recreation, cultural and community activities.

The ultimate purpose of the Pingelly Recreation and Culture Centre (PRACC) is to make Pingelly a better place to move, work, interact, live and create a place to be. This Project intends to achieve a multipurpose facility for regional sports games, large functions, conferences, visiting services and as an emergency evacuation centre.

This Project will provide a year round facility available to continually engage local and regional communities in sport, recreation, cultural and community activities, thereby increasing the regional economy by drawing in players, sponsors, events and spectators.

Potential new activities for the venue include visiting services (such as the Aboriginal Health Service), playgroups, corporate and charity challenges, school holiday clinics, arts performances, concerts, school graduation ceremonies, emergency evacuation and much more.

PRACC Photo Album

PRACC Video Album

Recreation & Cultural Drawings Draft Concept

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is the new Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre going to be constructed out of timber?

The building is designed as a timber structure, using a combination of solid timber and engineered timbers (i.e. Plywoods, Glulam, Laminated Veneer Lumber). There are many advantages of this system in terms of construction efficiency, environmental benefit, lifecycle costing and user appeal. We have also designed the building to make appropriate use of local West Australian plantation hardwoods and softwoods wherever possible.

The PRACC Focus Group has explored the durability, functionality, visual aspects, and long term maintenance of the proposed timber building.

Q: How much is the PRACC going to cost?

This Project has been estimated to cost $8,130,000 (exclusive of GST).

The Shire of Pingelly will contribute $3,000,000 and the rest will be sought through Grant Applications and Government Funding. Head to the Funding Successes section on The Shire webpage to see how well we have done so far!

Q: How will this affect Pingelly?

Overall the proposed development is expected to make a valuable contribution to the local economy with the injection of new employment and tourist visitation. During construction, the project is expected to create 18 local or regional jobs and is designed to optimise the use of locally available

skills and service providers. The PRACC will help contribute to a healthy and cohesive community and help to attract young families into the area. 

There will also be numerous ongoing volunteer opportunities due to the establishment of a Management Association to operate the facility.

Q: When will the new PRACC be ready?

The detailed designs and procurement for this Project will be completed by September 2016, with construction anticipated to commence in October 2016, with completion by the end of June 2018.

Q: Who will be designing and building the PRACC?

We already have the main Floor Plan and Building Construction concept agreed for the PRACC, with the help of Patrick Beale from UWA. We appointed a Project architect, Iredale Pedersen Hook (IPH) to take this project through the final design and the construction stage.  

Iredale Pedersen Hook are a multi award winning architecture practice. Seven of their awards relate to timber design and use.  They have considerable experience working in regional and isolated locations.  Visit their website www.iredalepedersenhook.com to see some of their previous and current projects. 

The Shire of Pingelly will endeavour to employ experts throughout the construction of the PRACC.
Sime Building and Construction have won the tender to construct the PRACC.  Their website can be found here:  http://www.simebuilding.com.au/

Q: Did this answer your question?

If not, please contact the Shire of Pingelly on (08) 9887 1066.

Letters of Endorsement

Thank you to everyone who offered letters of support for the PRACC.

Letters can be viewed here.