The State Government has given the Osborne Park Cricket Club its final payment of a $16,000 grant for the construction of new clubroom at Robinson Reserve.
Acting Sport and Recreation Minister George Cash said the completion of the project in Royal Street, Tuart Hill, enabled the club to expand and enhance its service to members and the community.
“The new clubroom replaces a 35-year-old building, which was almost at the end of its life,” Mr Cash said.
He said the provision of the new clubroom would help the club in its bid to attract new members, especially those in junior cricket.
The cost of the work totalled $61,000. The State Government grant was provided through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund. The program can fund up to one-third of the cost of a facilities project.
Mr Cash said the fund was worth a total of $26 million over three years - an increase of $11 million over the last triennium allocation.
"The initial round of $10 million worth of grants in 1995 will be followed by $8 million this year and a further $8 million in 1997," he said. In 1994, $5 million in grants was allocated.
"This funding is part of an ongoing Government commitment to encourage better planned and better managed facilities for the future and is an important part of the Coalition's sport and recreation policy, which aims to increase the overall level of funding and usage of such facilities."
Mr Cash said the CSRFF system was an appropriate and valuable way of helping communities develop and assist people in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
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