Sporting grants get communities active

Sporting grants get communities active

downloadPlaying fields, floodlighting and a new bowling green are just some of the 38 sport and recreation projects across Western Australia which can now proceed thanks to State Government funding.


Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced $14,932,083 would be allocated in Annual and Forward Planning Grants in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).


“The grants cover projects like installing floodlighting on ovals, upgrading bowling greens, extending existing sporting ovals, building sports pavilions and resurfacing a track,” Ms Davies said.


“These projects will have a direct benefit to participation in community and grassroots sport and recreation.  We know that when people are active, not only does it benefit their physical health, but it benefits their mental health too and helps keep them connected to the community.


“This is a highly valuable grants program because providing sporting facilities all across WA encourages people of all ages and abilities to be active.”


Through CSRFF, the State Government has made $20 million available each year towards sport and recreation facilities across the State 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).


Some of the successful recipients are:

  • City of Gosnells: $2 million for redevelopment of two active playing fields at Mills Park
  • Shire of Broome:  $1.25 million to refurbish the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
  • City of Armadale:  $800,000 for a multi-purpose pavilion at Harrisdale Oval
  • Shire of Quairading: $800,000 to redevelop the Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool
  • City of Karratha:  $800,000 to construct a sporting pavilion at Tambrey Oval
  • Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup: $700,000 to construct a sporting pavilion and new bowling green at Tambellup Sports Ground.

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