The State Government will commit more than $12.3 million to be funded towards enhancing community sports, recreation facilities and lighting throughout Western Australia.
This will assist to ensure thousands of Western Australians have access to sustainable, quality high standards and well-designed complexes that are available for use day and night.
Regional communities will benefit from 15 ventures authorised for funding, which also includes $243,000 to be provided for the redevelopment of facilities at Rover Football Club in Geraldton.
Confirmed projects include:
- Kimberley: $595,758 funding for the turf and irrigation at Halls Creek Oval
- Great Southern: $447,333 towards the construction of six tennis courts at Centennial Park Sporting Precinct, Albany
- Pilbara: $421,245 for the construction of a Rage Cage in Nullagine
- Goldfields: $100,000 to upgrade floodlighting at Esperance Football and Sporting Club
- Metropolitan: $620,000 to improve changerooms at Melville Reserve: $809,784 to redevelop Morgan Park Pavilion, Armadale and $375,061 to upgrade floodlighting at Butlers Reserve, Scarborough
The purpose of the community sporting and recreation facilities fund is to provide the Western Australian Government financial support to community groups and local government authorities to improve the rudimentary infrastructure for sport and recreation.
Through the CSRFF, the State Government will be investing annually in the development of physical environments of a high standard for which people can enjoy sports and recreation.
The Club Night Lights Program serves as a typical example of the State Government’s dedication to improving sustainable floodlighting infrastructure for sports across the state.
The timeframes of the Club Night Lights Program consist of three rounds per year, two small grant rounds and one annual and forward planning round.
The eligibility for the Club Night Lights Program requires applicants to be either a local government or a not-for-profit sport, recreation or community organisation incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 2015 and also to have an Australian Business Number.