Dear Editor,


For decades we have discussed the need for an indoor recreation centre for Mount Gambier.


This week, our community celebrates having achieved that goal.


Wulanda, the largest community infrastructure project in the City’s history took courage and is a credit to council. It’s been no easy task and to all the staff and elected members, past and present, who have supported its delivery, congratulations.


To the small group of passionate community members who came together in my office in early 2018 to form the original working party thank you as well. You played an integral part in getting this project off the ground. Indeed, I am confident that without your involvement, your passion and dedication to the cause, Wulanda would never had been.


This is more than just a sporting complex.


And while it’s true that Wulanda will bring major social and economic benefits to our region, its more than just a driver of economic growth and social cohesion.


This impressive facility is a symbol of what a community can achieve when we work together and proactively pursue what we want.


I am extremely proud of the $25 million that the State and Federal Liberal Governments contributed to the project. Needless to say, without that investment the project would not have proceeded, and its delivery is a great example of all three levels of Government working together in the interests of the community.


This facility has been designed and built to support a growing population and will be a great asset for many decades to come.


Congratulations again to everyone who played their part in delivering this project.


Yours sincerely,


Tony Pasin MP

Federal Member for Barker

Shadow Assistant Minister Infrastructure and Transport