Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    'Side-walk surfing' comes to Mount Magnet

    15/08/2016 4:55 PM
     

    Mount Magnet's new skate park is set to challenge anyone who picks up a board and kickflips their way onto the course.

     

    Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies officially opened the skate park yesterday, which is part of the Shire of Mount Magnet's revitalised recreation precinct including multipurpose courts, extra ablutions, outdoor exercise equipment and an upgraded playground.

     

    "Skate parks are a fantastic way to stimulate a sense of adventure in young people," Ms Davies said.

     

    "Mastering skateboards, scooters and bikes require a level of skill, balance and courage, and I'm sure the park will provide hours of fun for local young people.

     

    "I congratulate the shire for investing in a space for the youth of the community."

     

    The Liberal National Government, through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), provided a grant for $95,835 towards the project, with the shire also making a contribution.

     

    The shire also previously received a CSRFF grant of $250,000 for a new leisure pool which will help the community provide extra programs for young people in the area.

     

    "One of the State Government's most successful initiatives has been the introduction of the KidSport program, where the State subsidises the cost of membership to sporting clubs for kids whose families may not otherwise be able to afford to join in," the Minister said.

     

    "KidSport has been particularly beneficial here in Mount Magnet where 145 vouchers have been issued and it's also great to see Aboriginal kids have been the main beneficiaries.

     

    "Community sport is often the glue that helps keep many regional towns together and people of all ages should be encouraged to be active."

     

    Fact File

    • A grant of $95,835 was approved towards the upgrade of the skate park through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)
    • The CSRFF exemplifies the Government's commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State
    • Since 2008, in excess of $156 million has been provided for sport and recreational facilities throughout WA

    Minister's office - 6552 5500 

     

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