The Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre will receive $30,000 towards upgrading its pool, thanks to the State Government’s Community Pools Revitalisation Program.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the Royalties for Regions-funded program meant regional local governments which operated a public aquatic centre could apply for up to $30,000 a year per aquatic centre to go towards centre maintenance, upgrades, purchase of pool equipment and staff training.
Applications for the first round totalled in excess of $2.7million and the rest of the recipients will be announced in September. The funds were made possible through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Mr Waldron also visited the Broome Tennis Club to inspect the recently resurfaced tennis courts and meet local players. The Shire of Broome received a Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) grant of $40,000 in the 2013-14 round from the State Government towards the conversion of eight tennis courts to plexipave.
“The project was completed in May and the courts are now in use,” he said. “I am thrilled to hear that since the resurfacing, participation levels at the Broome Tennis Club have increased across the board and the club has seen an increase in membership.
“Through the Department of Sport and Recreation, we are committed to providing quality sport and recreation facilities across Western Australia.”
Mr Waldron said the pool and the tennis courts were examples of excellent community resources which helped keep the Broome community active and connected.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said quality recreational facilities played a key role in bringing together small communities in regional WA.
“It is vital the Government continues to encourage the growth of regional communities and improves their access to quality facilities,” Mr Redman said.
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