Regional WA wins big with McGowan Government sport upgrades

21 June 2018
Country Western Australia is the big winner in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), with the McGowan Government awarding 80 per cent of grant allocations to organisations based in the regions.
  • 20 organisations receive grants towards important local sport and recreation projects
  • More than $582,000 towards boosting grassroots sport in the regions and the city
  • Projects supporting local jobs and local small businesses.

Young football players in a huddle listening to their coach

The latest CSRFF small grants round has allocated more than $582,000 to 20 grassroots sport and recreation organisations across WA, 16 of which are based in the country.

Funded projects in this round include upgrades to female facilities at sport and recreation clubs, resurfacing of courts and playing spaces, and other important infrastructure and forward planning initiatives.

CSRFF grants not only provide critical support to grassroots sport and recreation organisations, they generate work for small businesses in a range of industries, creating jobs and supporting local economies.

Regional projects receiving funding in this round include:

  • King River Horse and Pony Club (City of Albany): $9,350 for the design and construction of new jumps for the cross country course;
  • Broome Bowling Club (Shire of Broome): $32,100 to upgrade and replace lighting;
  • Nine Mile Aboriginal Corporation (Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley): $20,016 for the construction of a half basketball court at Guda Guda Community;
  • Broome Squash Club (Shire of Broome): $18,000 for the installation of a storeroom
  • Shire of Mingenew: $66,458 to rebuild the Mingenew netball courts;
  • Wonthella Bowling Club (City of Greater Geraldton): $66,519 for the installation of a synthetic green;
  • South Mandurah Football Club (City of Mandurah): $60,455 for the construction of new unisex change room facilities;
  • Dudley Park Bowling and Recreation Club (City of Mandurah): $42,342 to resurface bowling green;
  • Tom Price BMX Club (Shire of Ashburton): $37,525 to repair the track and bituminise berms;
  • Tom Price Diamond Club (Shire of Ashburton): $12,075 to install a home run fence;
  • Koombana Bay Sailing Club (City of Bunbury): $35,000 to upgrade men's ablutions;
  • Harvey Football Club (Shire of Harvey): $57,600 for a new ablution block for female competitors;
  • Shire of Nannup: $15,000 to upgrade existing change rooms and ablutions at Nannup Recreation Centre;
  • Shire of Chittering: $20,033 for the redevelopment of construction of Muchea cricket practice nets with retractable netting;
  • Jurien Sport and Recreation Centre (Shire of Dandaragan): $16,271 for the construction of a storage shed; and
  • Shire of Kondinin: $3,838 to resurface two Kondinin netball courts. 

Metropolitan projects receiving funding in this round include:

  • Shire of Mundaring: $18,805 for the development of a Mundaring Recreation Plan;
  • Melville Little Athletics Centre (City of Melville): $18,030 for relocation of the jumps track and pit;
  • City Beach Surfriders Club (Town of Cambridge): $16,500 for installation of a storage shed; and
  • City of Kalamunda: $16,666 for development of the Scott Reserve Master Plan. 

View a list of successful CSRFF Small Grants.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"The McGowan Government is committed to providing strong support to regional sport, allocating 80 per cent of CSRFF grants this round to organisations in country areas.

"We are committed to providing strong support to grassroots clubs, wherever they are in the State.

"Local sport and recreation facilities are so important for keeping communities healthy, active and connected, and we are making sure regional WA gets its fair share.

"These projects variously require work from builders, electricians, plumbers, concreters, bricklayers and other tradespeople – meaning these projects have important benefits for local small businesses, local jobs and local economies."