The northern suburbs around Wanneroo are set to benefit from the latest round of the State Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), with four important local projects sharing in $790,000.
- Female-appropriate change rooms and lighting upgrades set to boost grassroots sport in Wanneroo, Girrawheen and surrounds.
- $790,000 from latest round of McGowan Government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund set to deliver benefits to local clubs.
Wanneroo City Soccer Club ($250,000), Hudson Park ($394,000), Hainsworth Park ($73,151) and Koondoola Park ($73,393) have all received funding to undertake upgrades at their facilities.
The upgrades at Wanneroo City Soccer Club and Hudson Park are to provide female-appropriate change rooms, in line with the State Government's commitment to build and retrofit community sport facilities 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Western Australia, like the rest of the country, struggles with outdated sporting infrastructure which only caters for men's teams.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 funding will see Wanneroo City Soccer Club create six unisex change rooms for its 30-plus clubs to use. Hudson Park's new unisex change rooms will cater mainly for soccer and cricket.
Hainsworth Park and Koondoola Park will receive about $73,000 each to assist with the installation of floodlighting. Both parks are used by local soccer teams and the wider community.
All projects are led by the City of Wanneroo, with support from the State Government.
The CSRFF has two rounds of small grants each year that open in February and July in addition to the larger grant round.
More information on CSRFF.