The State Government will provide more than $334,000 to the City of Bayswater for the upgrade of local sporting facilities.
Sport and Recreation Minister John Kobelke said the funding was part of the State Government’s $10.5million Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) allocations for 2008-09.
The grants include:
· $202,125 towards the construction of multi-use clubrooms at RA Cook Reserve;
· $64,185 to expand the playing area and upgrade existing floodlighting at Beaufort Park;
· $33,058 to upgrade existing floodlighting at Grand Promenade Reserve; and
· $34,851 to upgrade floodlighting at Pat O’Hara Reserve.
Mr Kobelke said the grants program aimed to increase participation in sport and recreation through the development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.
“Through the CSRFF, the State Government is endeavouring to enhance the lives of all Western Australians through increased participation and achievement in sport and recreation,” he said.
“The program aims to fund initiatives that are well-planned and genuinely needed by the community, which the City of Bayswater was able to demonstrate, and I congratulate them on their successful applications.”
City of Bayswater Mayor Lou Magro said the State Government’s CSRFF funding was very welcome and would be put to good use to reinvigorate a number of facilities at reserves across the city and make them even more accessible to the community.
“Together with the funding from council, these grants mean that we can get on with a number of projects aimed at upgrading facilities and extending their use,” Mr Magro said.
“The funding for the multi-use club rooms at RA Cook Reserve is particularly significant as it will mean they can be transformed to provide greater access to people with disabilities.”
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