Why is club getting more money?

Jub Jub Tree fun with students and players from the Sensorium Theatre and Performing Lines.d401932
Jub Jub Tree fun with students and players from the Sensorium Theatre and Performing Lines.d401932

WITH reference to the article $1m grant to club, Canning Times, May 7, why is the Liberal Government committing $1 million to resurrect the Willetton Sports Club and insisting City of Canning ratepayers provide another $1 million when:

– There are more deserving establishments in Canning that will benefit all City ratepayers, not just the alleged 5000 club members.

– The City wrote off a $700,000 debt in 1999 and the club, over the past five years, has been in serious financial difficulty, and closed in 2011, with a deficit of $256,000.

In the 30 years the club has operated, it has given nothing back to the community and all City ratepayers have had to provide funds (nearly $1 million) to keep the club afloat.

John Harding,

Wilson