Bowling now accessible for all in Bunbury

23 October 2018
People with disability in the South West region can celebrate greater access to Bunbury Bowling Club facilities, with the official opening today of the club's accessible bowling green.
  • Bunbury Bowling Club opens new accessible bowling green
  • Fulfilled election commitment delivers inclusive sporting opportunities in Bunbury 

Minister Mick Murray with members of the Bunbury Bowling Club

The wheelchair-accessible synthetic bowling green, completed last month, received $200,000 in funding as part of an election commitment from the McGowan Government to improve active participation opportunities at the Bunbury Bowling Club.

Additional wheelchair friendly alterations to the club include the installation of an automatic door to the clubhouse, ramps to the bowling greens, the levelling of outside paving areas and new fencing and gates.

The barriers to inclusion removed as a result of these upgrades has fostered a partnership between WA iSports Inc. and the Bunbury Bowling Club, with iSports athletes now competing in the club's weekly corporate lawn bowls tournament.

The remaining funding for the $300,000 project was contributed by the Bunbury Bowling Club, along with considerable in kind support from the club.