- Lois Hannay Pavilion and redeveloped netball courts officially opened in Busselton today
- Yunderup bowlers also benefiting from newly resurfaced green
- Both projects delivered with financial assistance from State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund
Busselton and Yunderup are two of the latest regional communities to benefit from better sporting infrastructure built with the assistance of the McGowan Government.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today officially opened the $1.55 million Lois Hannay Pavilion and the redeveloped courts for the Busselton Netball Association.
The pavilion project, at Lou Weston Oval, received a $400,000 contribution from the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program, which supports the development of quality, sustainable sport and recreation infrastructure around the State.
The project involved replacing the old pavilion located at Lou Weston Oval to provide new storage, change rooms and toilets, reconstructing the nine existing netball courts and constructing three new courts (including multi-marking of six of these courts for dual use by netball and basketball).
The netball project was funded by the CSRFF ($400,000), City of Busselton ($1,036,000) and Busselton Netball Association ($120,000).
The Minister also attended the opening of the newly resurfaced bowling green at the Yunderup Sport and Recreation Club in the Shire of Murray, south of Perth.
The $148,500 Yunderup bowling green resurfacing project involved a CSRFF contribution of $23,500 and $20,000 from the Shire of Murray, with the Yunderup Sport and Recreation Club self-funding an outstanding $105,000 of the project.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"The new Lois Hannay Pavilion and improved courts will be a major boost for netball in the Busselton region.
"The previous ageing infrastructure dated back to the 1960s and didn't cater for the growing demand. I'm pleased that the State Government's CSRFF program was able to help make the new facilities a reality.
"I also expect Yunderup's resurfaced bowling green to be well used over the coming years.
"I'm a recreational bowler myself and realise a high-quality facility such as this will benefit both competitive and social bowlers, and credit must go to the club's leadership and members for raising over $100,000 for the project."
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