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