26 September 2023

Sports and recreations win funds for projects

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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has announced that more than $12.3 million in funding is to be directed towards upgrading community sport, recreation facilities and lighting throughout the State.

Aimed at helping ensure thousands of Western Australians benefit from the funding, the Department said there would be access to sustainable, good quality and well-designed facilities useable day and night.

“Regional communities will benefit from 15 projects approved for funding,” the Department said, with projects to be supported including:

* Geraldton: $243,000 for redeveloping facilities at Rover Football Club;

* Kimberley: $595,758 for upgrading turf and irrigation at Halls Creek Oval;

* Great Southern: $447,333 for construction of six tennis courts at Centennial Park Sporting Precinct in Albany;

* Pilbara: $421,245 towards construction of a Rage Cage in Nullagine;

* Goldfields: $100,000 for upgrading floodlighting at Esperance Football and Sporting Club; and

* Metropolitan: $620,000 for upgrading changerooms at Melville Reserve; $809,784 to redevelop Morgan Park Pavilion, Armadale; and $375,061 to upgrade floodlighting at Butlers Reserve, Scarborough.

Welcoming the project, the Minister for Sport and Recreation, David Templeman said sport and recreation played a huge role in the physical and mental health of WA 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,” Mr Templeman said.

“It is great to see so many clubs and local governments take up the opportunity to apply for funding through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and Club Night Lights Program (CNLP),” he said.

“Congratulations to all approved applicants.”

He said that overall 39 projects had been 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 improve female facilities,” the Minister said.

More information about the approved projects can be accessed at the CSRFF at this PS News link and the CNLP at this link.

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