State Election: Labor pledges $100,000 for Gosnells Bowling Club upgrade

Chris Tallentire MLA with Rob Gibbons (acting Bowling Club president ), (Background) Jean Boyne, Penny Wright, Lyn Sims, Margaret Frederickson . Picture: Will Russell d463946
Chris Tallentire MLA with Rob Gibbons (acting Bowling Club president ), (Background) Jean Boyne, Penny Wright, Lyn Sims, Margaret Frederickson . Picture: Will Russell d463946

THE Labor Party has promised to help make the Gosnells Bowling Club the centre of the City.

WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan pledged $100,000 to the Gosnells Bowling club for fencing, shade structures, a new gateway, enhanced lighting and other features.

The $100,000 would be part of the first stage of development, according to Gosnells MLA Chris Tallentire.

According to club acting president Rob Gibbons, the club has about 360 members. He said the announcement would be huge for the club.

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“This is the centre of Gosnells and we want to make it like the centre of Gosnells and make it so people take notice of what’s here,” he said.

“When you look at what it does for the community, it gives people a purpose in life and they make friends for life.

“With success within the club, you bring success on the green; we will attract people to play well on the greens.”

Mr Tallentire said the bowling club was a central hub of Gosnells and made it look good aesthetically.

“The redevelopment of the site and that unifying nature of the perimeter, that has been identified as the first task and then to build up the buildings in the future as well,” he said.

Mr McGowan said Mr Tallentire had been arguing for upgrades for the club for some time.

“We need to put some significant support for the club,” he said.

The Gosnells Bowling Club has received grants through the CSRFF funding program, with the last coming in 2015 to help replace a green with a synthetic surface.