Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Clubs to receive $500 for new equipment

    21/01/2016 7:00 AM
     
    • One-off subsidy for new sporting gear helps clubs
    • 234 clubs across Western Australia receive $117,000 

    Clubs across Western Australia will receive $500 for new equipment for their summer season.

     

    The latest round of the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme will provide 123 regional clubs with $61,500 and 111 metropolitan clubs with $55,500.

     

    Acting Sport and Recreation Minister Colin Holt said the one-off subsidies to the 234 clubs would go towards increasing or upgrading shared sporting equipment, which was accessible to all club members.

     

    "Every sporting club in Western Australia has the chance to receive this subsidy and I encourage every club to find out if they are eligible, so they can upgrade their equipment," Mr Holt said.

     

    "To date, 1,376 WA clubs have received a total of $793,500 through the scheme.

     

    "Quality equipment at clubs can help the formation of extra teams, which means more people can become active and play sport in their communities."

     

    Equipment subsidies for metropolitan clubs come from the Department of Sport and Recreation, while subsidies for regional clubs are provided by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Royalties for Regions recognised that sporting clubs were often at the heart of thriving communities.

     

    "The demand for sporting equipment grows as the regional population increases," Mr Redman said.

     

    "This direct investment from Royalties for Regions will enable residents to maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy a greater quality of life in regional WA."

     

    Administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation, the four-year scheme is granting $1 million to metropolitan clubs and $1 million to regional clubs.

     

    Fact File

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5500

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700