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$3.5 million backing for regional sporting facilities in Western Australia
The final latest round of monies to be distributed by the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund prior to the Western Australian election will see $3.5 million spent on 10 regional sport and recreation projects.
Part of an $11.9 million commitment for community projects in latest round in metropolitan and regional areas, the funding will include $110,240 going towards upgrading the lighting Albany’s Collingwood Park - home to 1,500 sporting club members from AFL cricket and touch rugby.
Other major funding commitments include $1 million going towards the redevelopment of the Armadale Aquatic Centre, $2 million for the development of the City of Wanneroo’s Butler North District Open space and $1.5 million for the construction of a new outdoor 50 metre swimming pool at the Northam Recreation Centre.
The regional funding commitements followed the announcement of $8.4 million for 16 metropolitan projects, bringing the total investment to $11.9 million as part of the latest CSRFF round.
Commenting on the allocations, outgoing Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies stated “sporting clubs are the life blood of local communities, which is why the (Western Australian) Government has made an unprecedented investment in grassroots sporting facilities in our regions, as well as other regional sporting grants to help athletes who live and train in country Western Australia."
Other Western Australian Government regional sporting programs that help clubs and athletes access quality facilities and training expertise include the Regional Organisation Sustainability Program, Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme and active regional communities grants.
The Western Australian Government's commitment to a stronger sporting system has included investing in more than 46 sporting ovals; 43 swimming pools; 92 clubrooms; 300 tennis, basketball and netball courts; 90 bowling greens and 171 floodlighting developments.
The Government is also investing $15 million in the Centennial Park redevelopment in Albany.
The Western Australian Department of Sport and Recreation administers CSRFF annually through two rounds of Small Grants (up to $200,000 in total project cost) and one round of Annual and Forward Planning Grants (from $200,001 in total project cost).
Full list of recipients:
Busselton Pistol Club Inc - Construction of a new indoor shooting range - $103,833
City of Albany - Upgrade of floodlighting at Collingwood Park - $110,240
City of Armadale - Upgrade to floodlighting at Gwynne Park, John Dunn Memorial Park and William Skeet Oval - $366,666
City of Armadale - Redevelopment of the Armadale Aquatic Centre - $1,000,000
City of Bayswater - Upgrade of floodlighting at Noranda Sporting complex - $66,723
City of Canning - Upgrade of the changerooms at Clifton Park - $457,316
City of Cockburn - Construction of a synthetic hockey turf and clubrooms at Lakelands Reserve - $1,250,000
City of Gosnells - Construction of a synthetic hockey turf at Sutherlands Park - $438,697
City of Gosnells - Upgrade to floodlighting at Berehaven and Cassidy Ovals at Walter Padbury Reserve - $321,163
City of Joondalup - Installation of floodlighting at Warrandyte Park - $176,194
City of Melville - Co-location of the Melville and Mt Pleasant Bowling Club at Tompkins Park - $700,000
City of Melville - Installation of floodlighting at John Connell Reserve - $97,333
City of Nedlands - Upgrade of David Cruickshank Reserve - $70,000
City of Stirling - Upgrade of floodlighting at Charles Riley Memorial Reserve - $79,689
City of Wanneroo - Development of the Butler North District Open Space - $2,000,000
City of Wanneroo - Construction of a pavilion and floodlighting at Banksia Grove District Open Space - $1,000,000
City of Wanneroo - Upgrade to floodlighting at Leatherback Park - $70,000
Shire of Augusta Margaret River - Redevelopment of the lower western oval at Gloucester Park - $332,207
Shire of Denmark - Reconstruction of McLean Park - $117,667
Shire of Esperance - Construction of three indoor courts at the Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium - $723,000
Shire of Harvey - Installation of floodlighting at Leschenault Recreation Park - $78,000
Shire of Harvey - Construction of the Harvey Community and Sporting Facility - $400,000
Shire of Kalamunda - Upgrade of floodlighting at Kostera Oval - $312,132
Shire of Kent - Upgrade of the change rooms at the Pingrup Sporting Pavilion - $770,000
Shire of Kondinin - Upgrade of the Kondinin Community Recreation Centre - $100,000
Shire of Northam - Construction of a new outdoor 50 metre swimming pool at the Northam Recreation Centre - $1,500,000
Image: Outgoing Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies with Albany Deputy Mayor Greg Stocks at Albany’s Collingwood Park.
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