Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    McGowan Government funds upgrades to netball courts at Lou Weston Oval and Lois Hannay pavilion

    30/01/2019 1:00 PM
    • State Government contributes $400,000 to boost grassroots sport in Busselton
    • Upgrades to support community sport, including local netball and basketball clubs
    • Remainder of $1,735,240 project funded by City of Busselton and Busselton Netball Association 

    The Lou Weston Oval outdoor courts and the Lois Hannay pavilion have received $400,000 of McGowan Government funding in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).


    The Lois Hannay pavilion will be redeveloped, and the facility's outdoor courts reconstructed as part of the $1,735,240 project - funded jointly by the City of Busselton, Busselton Netball Association and the State Government.


    The number of courts will also be increased from nine to 12, with half of the courts to be multi-marked to enable basketballers to use the courts, to help meet local demand.


    The sporting complex accommodates thousands of community sport participants each week, with particular benefit to netball and basketball.


    The upgrades will ensure the growing Busselton community has access to quality facilities, supporting grassroots sport and making it easier for local people to live active, healthy lives.


    The CSRFF provides community clubs throughout Western Australia with access to funding for local sport and recreation projects, ultimately fostering healthier and more connected communities.


    It also provides opportunities for WA small businesses to pick up work on projects - including electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other contractors.


    For more information, visit http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/facilities-(csrff) 


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "Thousands of people enjoy grassroots sport at this facility each week. The McGowan Government is proud to help make sure local participants can enjoy quality infrastructure and facilities.


    "Quality facilities help retain and attract people in sport. This is particularly important in traditionally female sports like netball, where we find it harder to keep girls engaged as they reach their teenage years.


    "Importantly the CSRFF also provides opportunities for WA businesses in a range of industries to pick up work on these projects."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400