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State Government helps fund Port Hedland sports precinct upgrade
1/09/2000 10:00 AM
Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore today presented a cheque for $138,165 to the Town of Port Hedland.
The money is the first and final payment of a Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grant to help with the upgrade of facilities at the South Hedland sport and recreation precinct.
The money was from a special allocation of $10 million to the CSRFF in the 1998 State Budget.
Mr Moore said that in the last five years, the State Government had set aside a total of $60 million through the fund.
"The grants are designed to ensure that WA maintains the high quality of its sporting and recreation facilities, making them more accessible and affordable to the community," he said.
“The criteria used to assess the applications include economic viability, community need and consultation.
“The CSRFF system is a tremendous way for the State Government to help communities develop.
"The fund 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."
The CSRFF can provide up to one third of the capital cost of a project provided all conditions are met.
Media contact: Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office, 9321 1444