The State Government has provided $400,000 to help build unisex change rooms at Des Penman Memorial Reserve, giving women and girls from the Nollamara football and cricket clubs proper match day facilities for the first time.
- Des Penman Memorial Reserve receives $400,000 to build unisex change rooms
- $1.6 million project being led by the City of Stirling with support from the State Government
- McGowan Government launched dedicated funds in 2018 to support booming participation levels in women's sport
The funding will see the reserve's clubrooms refurbished, including the establishment of four unisex change rooms which will cater for both men and women's teams to use the facility.
The State Government's $400,000 contribution, allocated from the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), forms part of the funding pool for the $1.6 million project, which is being led by the City of Stirling.
The upgrades follow the McGowan Government's allocation of specific funds last year to build and retrofit outdated, male-only change rooms to cater for both men and women.
Western Australia, like the rest of the country, struggles with outdated sporting infrastructure which only caters for men's teams. The lack of adequate female facilities regularly forces women to use public toilets, cars, bushes or the sidelines to change clothes in lieu of adequate change rooms.
The Des Penman Memorial Reserve houses both the Nollamara cricket and football clubs.
The CSRFF has two rounds of small grants each year that open in February and July, and one larger grant round that opens in June.
More information on CSRFF.