Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Recovery continues with fast-tracked community sports grants

    23/12/2020 9:30 AM
    • Thirty-three sport and recreation projects to share in $12 million fund to improve community infrastructure, including $5.5 million in regional WA
    • Regional and remote projects to benefit Aboriginal communities
    • Projects fast tracked to aid COVID recovery

    The McGowan Government has given sport and active recreation infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia a $5.5 million funding boost, supporting WA's COVID-19 recovery and creating jobs.


    The funding, through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund's (CSRFF) Annual and Forward Planning grants program, will be shared among 13 regional organisations for local projects.


    It is part of an investment of more than $10 million to be shared among 33 local not-for-profit sport, recreation and community groups, and local governments across WA.


    Three projects in regional and remote Aboriginal communities will share in $1.75 million of the funding for priority projects.


    The CSRFF enables eligible organisations to develop basic, sustainable infrastructure to increase participation in sport.


    Earlier this year, the McGowan Government brought the CSRFF funding process forward by three months to expedite the approved infrastructure projects and support WA's economic recovery.


    The State Government administers the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund program through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. 


    A full list of successful projects is available at https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "I'm pleased that communities from Wyndham to Mount Barker have benefited from this round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund's Annual and Forward Planning grants.


    "This round builds on the McGowan Government's record investment in women's facilities, following a targeted effort to fund sporting infrastructure projects that accommodate booming participation levels.


    "These infrastructure projects will play a vital role in the economic recovery of local economies - as well as encouraging people to get out, get active, and get into sport and active recreation."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400