Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

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

    Investing in Perth’s northern suburbs’ recovery

    18/01/2021 4:40 PM
    • McGowan Government investment in northern suburbs continues, with two key infrastructure projects set to get underway
    • Funding through the WA Recovery Plan will create jobs and local economic activity

    The McGowan Government is continuing to invest in Perth's northern suburbs, with two major infrastructure projects set to get underway in the City of Wanneroo.


    An amount of $150,000 has been released to fund the design work for upgrades to floodlights at the Olympic Kingsway Sports Club.


    The funding is part of $2.667 million already committed to improving the club's infrastructure. The scope of the project includes the provision of 500 lux lighting to the main soccer pitch and 200 lux lighting to two training pitches.


    A $600,000 commitment from the fund will also see the extension of the Warradale Community Centre.


    The extension will provide a new modular change room facility, with two unisex change rooms, a first aid room and umpires' room. This funding delivers on a 2017 McGowan Government election commitment, and following advocacy from local MLA Margaret Quirk and the City of Wanneroo, the scope of the project has been expanded to include unisex facilities.


    Launched in July, the WA Recovery Plan is a $5.5 billion investment by the WA Government, driving the Western Australian economy and helping WA to get back to being a thriving and innovative place to live, work, visit and do business.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "It is great for our northern suburban communities that this investment through the WA Recovery Plan is playing a key role in revitalising these two facilities.


    "This funding will create more local jobs and increased economic activity in the City of Wanneroo.


    "It will also support more individuals and families to get out and be active members of their communities."


    Comments attributed to Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk:


    "The existing rooms at the Warradale Community Centre are well used by local sporting and community clubs.


    "These upgrades meet the demands of increased and growing patronage, and I know are welcomed."


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