Gascoyne

The Gascoyne has a diverse range of recreational activities.

The region offers a diverse range of both active and passive recreational activities. The superb climate, hot summer and warm winter combined with the natural attractions of the region are enticing for outdoor recreation. Popular activities include surfing, kite boarding, fishing, camping, day outings and boating.

Funding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities

Jan 15, 2021, 15:13 PM by Geoff White
The historic Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool is set to receive a major refurbishment made possible by an investment of more than $374,000 by the State Government.

The facility is set to receive the grant through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Built in 1971, the facility includes a six-lane, 50-metre swimming pool with an additional children's pool and basic change rooms, kiosk and toilets, and is home to the Mount Barker Amateur Swimming Club.

In February, the facility will also host the 2021 SunSmart Country Pennants, sponsored by Healthway, bringing swimmers all the way from Broome to Albany together to compete against other regional clubs from across the State.

The first stage of the project includes the construction of a new amenities building incorporating the change rooms, toilets, first aid room, a kiosk, administration office and clubrooms.

Subsequent stages of the refurbishment will include an upgraded 50-metre pool, and the construction of a new learn to swim pool, plant room and filtration system. 

Additional upgrades to the solar heating and landscaping and development of recreational areas will also occur.

The redevelopment was made possible by the State Government's $374,183 Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grant.

The remaining funding was provided by the Shire of Plantagenet and the Federal Government.

Regional stakeholders

The department works closely with a range of stakeholders in the Gascoyne region. These include local governments, the Gascoyne Development Commission, State Government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Local governments in the Gascoyne

Contact the Gascoyne office

Gascoyne office

15 Stuart Street, Carnarvon WA 6701
PO Box 140, Carnarvon WA 6701
Telephone 61 8 9941 0900
Mobile 0414 606 701

Gascoyne staff

Angele Gray
Regional Manager Mid West and Gascoyne
Telephone 61 8 9956 2173
Mobile 0459 811 514
Email Angele Gray

Benita Donda
Regional Officer
Telephone 61 8 9941 0900
Mobile 0414 606 701
Email Benita Donda

Gascoyne Sportshouse

Within the Gascoyne Sportshouse there are development officers for netball and Australian Rules Football. These officers play an important role in developing and growing the sport within the region and work in close partnership with the department.

Gascoyne Football Association

PO Box 85 Carnarvon WA 6701
Email Gascoyne Football Association

Stephen Michael Foundation

Tessa Daly
Gascoyne Program Coordinator
Mobile 0417 720 176
Website smfoundation.org.au
Email Tessa Daly

Page reviewed 30 November 2021