Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Announcing the grants at the Melville Bowling Club today, Acting Premier Liza Harvey said the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund went directly to grassroots sport.
"As part of this funding, $700,000 will go towards three new bowling greens, lighting and the refurbishment of the change rooms at new bowling facilities, which will make a huge difference to the bowlers at the Melville Bowling Club and the Mount Pleasant Bowling Club when they co-locate to this site," Ms Harvey said.
"Sporting clubs are often the life blood of local communities and bring people together, which is why the Liberal National Government has made an unprecedented investment in grassroots sporting facilities, making a difference to people's everyday lives."
Since coming to office in 2008, the Liberal National Government has supported sporting facilities through more than 1,000 projects totalling more than $169 million.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said sport and recreation was one of the most effective investments a government could make.
"A community can come together around sport where clubs, recreation centres and pools provide a hub for social connection," Ms Davies said.
The Liberal National 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.
Built the new State Netball Centre in Wembley and upgraded 59 separate netball centres across Western Australia.
Building Perth Stadium; supported the redevelopment of facilities in Cockburn and Lathlain that will house our football teams and support local communities; and upgraded 74 community football facilities.
The Government upgraded nib Stadium for Perth Glory and upgraded lights at 49 soccer clubs throughout WA.