George Cash

George Cash


    Final grant program to Mt Lawley Tennis Club (A/Min)

    22/01/1996 12:00 AM



    The Mount Lawley Tennis Club has received its final payment of a $40,000 grant from the State Government for the remodelling of clubrooms.


    Acting Sport and Recreation Minister George Cash said the completion of the project at the corner of Central Avenue and Walter Road, Inglewood, allowed the club to manage its operations from one location.


    The club, which has more than 550 members, has carried out extensive work on its facilities during the latter part of last year.


    The work included new changing rooms and showers, kitchen facilities, coolroom, and a manager's office.


    The cost of the work totalled $127,000.  The State Government grant was made under 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 club anticipated that the renovations would meet the needs of its members for the next 10 years.


    The club had shown a very positive attitude in looking after its members and attracted people from as far afield as Fremantle and Kalamunda.


    "In the past, the club had limited access to a lot of services, such as changing and cooking facilities,” Mr Cash said.


    "This redevelopment will ensure that it continues to play a leading role in the community."


    Another local sporting group, the Bombers Junior football Club, has also received funding from the Government.


    The Club has been allocated $800 to assist with the upgrading of facilities at Coolbinia Oval in Yokine.


    The Minister said these grants were just some examples of how the State Government provided assistance to the people of Western Australia so they could pursue a healthy lifestyle.


    The fund was worth a total of $26 million over three years, an increase of $11 million over the last triennium allocation.


    “The Coalition Government has increased expenditure on CSRFF grants as part of its commitment to improve the quality of life for the community,” Mr Cash said.


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