The rural town of Nyabing now boasts a brand new community hub, with the $2.2 million facility officially opened today.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Nyabing Community Hub, complete with a conference room, dining area and outdoor area, will host a range of social and professional activities.
“The Nyabing Farm Improvement Group has already expressed interest in hosting workshops at the hub to enhance agricultural skill sets within the community,” Mr Wilson said.
“I visited Nyabing and had dinner with some of the locals just before the old pub closed down to make room for the new Community Hub.
“This location has always been a popular spot for community members and groups to converge and socialise. I look forward to it again becoming the official hub of the Nyabing community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project, which supported 10 jobs during construction and creates four ongoing roles, will boost the region’s economy.
“The hub includes six accommodation units, an office space, reception area and medical consultation room, offering critical health services to locals,” Mr McCormack said.
The project was jointly funded with the Morrison Government investing $825,000, the Western Australian Government $250,000 and the Nyabing Progress Association raised a whopping $1,125,000 towards this much-wanted community asset.
The Morrison Government contribution was funded under the National Stronger Regions Fund, which has invested more than $611 million in infrastructure projects across Australia. This initiative focuses on strengthening Australia’s regions by improving their productivity, employment and workforce skills of regional Australians, while delivering a lasting economic benefit.