Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    Sport moves to greener pastures at Lark Hill

    6/12/2004 6:30 PM

    The new sport and recreation complex at Lark Hill will receive state-of-the-art lighting, reticulation and turfing, thanks to a $900,000 Gallop Government grant.

    The grant was awarded through the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sport Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), and the complex will play a central role in promoting physical activity in the south-west corridor for many years to come.

    Sport and Recreation Minister Bob Kucera said the expanding population in the Rockingham, Mandurah and Peel region demanded the establishment of quality sporting infrastructure.

    “Funding the Lark Hill project is essential and has been helped by the State Government’s sound financial management over the past four years,” Mr Kucera said.

    “Therefore, by supporting this project, we are also investing in the health of people in this region.”

    Peel MLA Norm Marlborough said that upon completion, the $15million complex would enable individuals to participate in a wide range of sporting options in the one convenient location.

    “It will accommodate sports and recreational activities such as rugby, football, soccer, cricket, hockey, softball, equestrian and trials,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “The facility will combine both active and passive sporting and recreational activities that have been designed to enable everyone to enjoy this facility.”

    Mr Kucera said adequate lighting would also make the complex even more accessible to the community, as its hours of operation would increase.

    The Community Sporting Recreation Facilities Fund is designed to promote greater levels of physical activity in the community, through the provision of relevant sustainable infrastructure.

    “Lark Hill is a particularly exciting project because instead of redevelopment money being ploughed back into facilities with limited potential, the funds are being allocated to new facilities that meet current needs and have the potential to service the future as well,” the Minister said.

    He thanked the City of Rockingham and said the Government’s support was testament to their long-term strategic development of this project.

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