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The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government's commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.

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Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)

The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.

The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Through CSRFF, the State Government invests $20 million annually towards the development of high-quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation.

The maximum standard CSRFF grant approved will be no greater than one-third of the total estimated cost (excluding GST) of the applicant's project. The State Government's contribution must be at least matched by the applicant's own cash contribution, with the balance of funds required being sourced by the applicant.

If the applicant is registered for GST, the grant is grossed up with the GST amount.

The CSRFF program operates on a reimbursement system. Grantees are required to demonstrate that they have expended the funds equivalent to the full cost of project before CSRFF grants can be paid in full. CSRFF grants are paid to the grantee only. Applicants will need to ensure they are able to carry the full cost of the project for the period between project completion and CSRFF grant payment.

Priority will be given to projects that lead to facility sharing and rationalisation. Multi-purpose facilities reduce infrastructure required to meet similar needs and increase sustainability.

Applicants must be either a local government authority, not for profit sport, recreation or community organisation and incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 1987. Clubs must demonstrate equitable access to the public on a short-term and casual basis.

The type of projects which will be considered for funding include:

  • Upgrade and additions to existing facilities where they will lead to an increase in physical activity or more rational use of facilities.
  • Construction of new facilities to meet sport and recreation needs.
  • New or replacement (not resurfacing) of synthetic surfaces. Where an application is made for a new or synthetic surface, evidence of long-term planning for all nearby facilities is required.
  • Floodlighting projects – where an application is made for floodlighting projects, evidence must be provided that demonstrates if a transformer upgrade is required.

Funds will not be available for:

  • Projects that commence before approvals are announced.
  • Development of privately-owned facilities.
  • Arts, music and craft facilities.
  • Facilities considered to be a full State Government responsibility, proposed by either government departments, schools or parents and citizen associations.
  • Recurring maintenance or operating costs of existing facilities.
  • Purchase of land, landscaping, carparks, access roads and other infrastructure costs.
  • Stand-alone playgrounds.
  • Bikeways or pathways acting as transport routes.
  • Non land-based facilities, e.g., boat launching ramps, ocean pools and marinas.
  • Non-fixed equipment.
  • Facilities or fixtures for the express purpose of serving alcohol.
  • Projects that do not meet Australian design standards.
  • Projects that have already received a CSRFF grant and are seeking an additional grant to meet cost increases.
  • Applicants/projects that have received a CSRFF grant in the past and have not satisfactorily acquitted that grant. In some cases this may apply to localities where other significant projects have not been progressed. An assessment will be made in November and if no physical progress has occurred, new applications may not be recommended.

Contact details for CSRFF

Kent Burton
CSRFF Officer
246 Vincent Street, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
Telephone (08) 9492 9759
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711
Email Kent

Nic Daxter
Administration Officer - CSRFF
246 Vincent Street, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
Telephone (08) 9492 9765
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711
Email Nic

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