Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Local projects create local jobs in Balcatta and Osborne Park

    26/09/2017 3:00 PM
    • Local Projects, Local Jobs provides upgrades to three sports clubs in City of Stirling
    • Investment in grassroots sport creates jobs and strengthens communities 

    Three Balcatta and Osborne Park sports clubs will get revitalised clubrooms to the value of $85,000 thanks to the McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative.


    The Osborne Park Bowling Club has secured $50,000 to spruce up their clubrooms, Balcatta Football Club will receive $25,000 for club improvements and Osborne Park Cricket Club will get upgrades and new equipment to the value of $10,000.


    Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today joined Balcatta MLA David Michael at Balcatta Football Club to announce the community funding, which will strengthen grassroots sport in the City of Stirling.


    Mr Michael led the local campaign for the upgrades, including $85,000 in funding for the projects as part of his commitments at the 2017 State Election.


    The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative will fund more than 200 community sport and recreation projects across the State, creating jobs and building stronger and healthier communities.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "Local Projects, Local Jobs not only helps grassroots sports clubs with upgrades to their facilities, it provides benefits to local small businesses and jobs in the process.


    "David's advocacy means his local bowling, soccer and cricket clubs will be able to offer much more to attract new members and keep club stalwarts coming back. It is that membership which keeps clubs thriving.


    "Strong local clubs not only contribute to healthier, more active communities, they also help keep communities connected."


    Comments attributed to Balcatta MLA David Michael:


    "I ran for Parliament because I saw that our area was missing out and was determined to change that.


    "I am really pleased to have been able to secure this funding for local community-run organisations which give so much to our area."


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