Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    Expanded CDO Scheme benefits WA sport and recreation clubs

    25/03/2014 12:00 AM
     
     
    The State Government will invest $2.6million over the next two years to expand the successful Club Development Officer (CDO) Scheme, benefitting more than 3,320 sporting and recreation clubs across the State.
     
    The scheme - a partnership between the Department of Sport and Recreation and local governments - involves CDOs working with volunteers to build the capacity of clubs across the State.
     
    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the scheme had been very successful in supporting community sport and recreation by helping volunteers improve the management of their respective clubs.
     
    “Thousands of clubs across the State play a critical role in building a sense of community and improving the overall health and wellbeing of West Australians,” Mr Waldron said.
     
    Under the two-year funding arrangement, the number of CDOs will increase from 31 to 38 and the number of local government areas serviced will rise from 43 to 55. The scheme will now reach more than 3,320 clubs across the State.
     
    First-time local government participants include the City of Belmont, which will employ a part-time CDO to work with 34 clubs within the area.
     
    “At the end of the day, this will benefit more than 3,000 people who are already members of sport and recreation clubs and currently utilising the City of Belmont’s reserves and facilities,” the Minister said.
     
    The CDO’s role includes:
    • Helping clubs improve their governance and management practices
    • Assisting with club development through information and updates
    • Developing partnerships with State Sporting Associations
    • Undertaking annual club needs assessments
    • Providing training, education, information workshops and programs and opportunities.
    As a collective, local governments will contribute $2.4million to the scheme over the next two years. A full list of recipients follows.
     
    Minister’s office 6552 6100
     
    Club Development Officer Scheme 2014-15 - 2015-16 successful applicants
    City of Albany
    City of Armadale
    City of Bayswater (collective with the City of Swan)
    City of Belmont
    City of Bunbury (collective with the shires of Capel, Harvey, Donnybrook-Ballingup, Collie and Dardanup)
    City of Canning
    City of Cockburn
    City of Gosnells
    City of Greater Geraldton
    City of Joondalup
    City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    City of Kwinana
    City of Mandurah
    City of Rockingham
    City of South Perth
    City of Stirling
    City of Wanneroo
    Shire of Broome
    Shire of Carnarvon (collective with the Shire of Upper Gascoyne)
    Shire of Chittering
    Shire of Coolgardie
    Shire of Dandaragan (collective with the shires of Gingin and Coorow)
    Shire of Exmouth
    Shire of Esperance
    Shire of Katanning
    Shire of Manjimup (collective with shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Nannup)
    Shire of Murray (collective with the Shire of Waroona)
    Shire of Northam
    Shire of Perenjori (collective with the shires of Three Springs and Morawa)
    Shire of Plantagenet (collective with the shires of Cranbrook and Denmark)
    Shire of Ravensthorpe
    Shire of Roebourne
    Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
    Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
    Town of Cambridge
    Town of Narrogin (collective with the Shire of Narrogin)
    Town of Port Hedland