Why is it called the Westland Recreation Centre?
When the idea of a recreation centre was first suggested, the name was proposed to be the Miners’ Recreation Centre in recognition of the grant received from the Government towards our economic future following the Pike River Mine disaster.
In June 2014 Council chose to change the name to the Westland Recreation Centre. It is interesting to note that both the Grey District and Westland District jointly make up Westland, both fall under the Westland Land Registry and are regularly referred to as Westland in news bulletins, weather reports etc. Greymouth and Hokitika jointly celebrate Westland Anniversary Day and a number of Greymouth businesses have Westland in their company name, eg Westland Workgear and Westland Engineering Supplies.
Using Westland in the stadium name recognises our origins and the completed facility will be a recreation hub for all of the West Coast and beyond.
Council has been very fortunate to receive many generous donations and sponsorship towards this project. The final funding is now in place for the multi million dollar Westland Recreation Centre.
|$3.5m||Pike River 'stimulus package' from the Government|
|$800,000||Development West Coast|
|$25,000 ||McConnell Dowell|
|$800,000||New Zealand Community Trust|
|$570,000||Pike River Trust|