McGowan Government funds Piara Waters oval upgrades

21 August 2017
The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative has started to roll out in the southern suburbs, with Piara Waters Junior Football Club receiving $20,000 towards fencing upgrades at its playing oval.
  • $20,000 for Piara Waters Junior Football Club playing ground upgrades
  • Local Projects, Local Jobs to fund more than 200 individual sport and recreation projects across WA.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today joined Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai at Piara Waters Junior Football Club to announce the new funding, which will make the oval safer for the football club and the wider community.

Mr Mubarakai led the local campaign for the upgrades, including $20,000 funding for the project as one of his commitments at the 2017 State Election.

Funding will pay for a new boundary fence along Nicholson Road and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative will fund more than 200 community sport and recreation projects across the State, creating jobs and building stronger and healthier communities.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"Local Projects, Local Jobs not only helps grassroots sports clubs with upgrades to their facilities, it creates jobs for local people in the process.

"Yaz's hard work means the Piara Waters Junior Football Club will be able to offer a much safer environment for young players during training and at matches, and encourage new members to the club.

"So many life skills are taught on the sporting field and an interest in sport in early life does wonders for later physical and mental health, social inclusion and happiness."

Comments attributed to Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai:

"I am pleased to have been able to help secure this important project for the Piara Waters Junior Football Club and the wider community.

"The safety issue with the lack of fencing has been raised with me a number of times and it is important the McGowan Government is now acting to fix that.

"I hope the club and other community members will be able to get out and use the oval for sport and other activities with more confidence once the new fencing is installed."