- 39 projects approved including 15 regional - three in the Pilbara and Wheatbelt; two each in the Goldfields, Kimberley, Mid-West and South-West; and one in the Great Southern
- More than $6 million towards projects that improve female facilities
- McGowan Government committed to developing sustainable sport and rec infrastructure
The McGowan Government has announced more than $12.3 million will be provided towards upgrading community sport and recreation facilities and lighting throughout the State.
This will help ensure thousands of Western Australians have access to sustainable, good quality and well-designed facilities that are useable day and night.
Regional communities will benefit from 15 projects approved for funding, including $243,000 towards the redevelopment of facilities at Rover Football Club in Geraldton.
Other approved projects include:
- Kimberley - $595,758 towards upgrading turf and irrigation at Halls Creek Oval;
- Great Southern - $447,333 towards construction of six tennis courts at Centennial Park Sporting Precinct, Albany;
- Pilbara - $421,245 towards construction of a Rage Cage in Nullagine;
- Goldfields - $100,000 towards upgrading floodlighting at Esperance Football and Sporting Club; and
- Metropolitan - $620,000 towards upgrading changerooms at Melville Reserve; $809,784 towards the redevelopment of Morgan Park Pavilion, Armadale; $375,061 towards upgrading floodlighting at Butlers Reserve, Scarborough.
Funding falls under the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and Club Night Lights Program (CNLP). Both aim to increase participation in sport and recreation.
For the full list of approved recipients visit http://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/csrff and www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/cnlp
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"Sport and recreation plays a huge role in the physical and mental health of our communities and should be a part of every person's life regardless of where they live.
"To get people more involved we need to make sure we have the right facilities in place and that where needed, these facilities are useable day and night.
"It is great to see so many clubs and local governments take up the opportunity to apply for funding through the CSRFF and CNLP. Congratulations to all approved applicants."
Minister's office - 6552 5400