Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (PRACC) is a newly built 5,470m2 facility for sporting, recreation, and cultural purposes. Opening in January 2019, PRACC is the link and central location for residents to access services, activities, support, learning options and social opportunities.
Our mission is 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 is a not-for-profit organisation and is managed by the PRACC Board who are a group of dedicated, local volunteers with vast and specialised skill sets to effectively manage the community facility.
PRACC is a unique facility in the region equipped with a bar, bistro, indoor sports hall (Basketball, Netball, Badminton and Volleyball), synthetic tennis courts, 10 rink Bowls green, sporting oval, gymnasium and multiple function and meeting rooms available for a wide variety of functions and events.
- Michelle Walton Hassell – Chairperson
- Adrian Fairhead – Vice Chairperson
- Robyn Narducci – Secretary
- Sheree Blechynden
- Sam Macnamara
- Bill Mulroney – Shire Representative
- Rebecca Cousins
- Robert Lee
- Jenny Shaddick – Treasurer
Newly appointed Office Manager to oversee the facility’s management and operations.
Centre Manager, Rheannon Turton.
1st 2019 Architecture of Necessity Awards in Sweden
1st 2019 World Architecture of Necessity award of Certified timber Amsterdam
1st Australian Timber Design Awards 2019 Innovative Structural Design
1st Australian Timber Design Awards 2019 Imported Timber
1st Australian Timber Design Awards 2019 Timber Flooring
Western Australian Awards
1st Australian Institute of Architects 2020 “The George Temple Poole Award” Australian Institute of Architects’ 2020 WA Architecture Awards. (Top award)
2nd 2020 Public Architecture Award
1st 2020 Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture
FYI Wallace Greenham in 1968 designed the old tennis club rooms next to the Medical Centre. How’s the irony that Wallace Greenham has a prestigious award in his honour, designs our old Tennis Club Rooms and now in 2020 the PRACC wins his award.