Bayswater council allocates funds for Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club

Bayswater council allocates funds for Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club

CITY of Bayswater has allocated an $84,000 reserve for the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club in its 2016-17 budget, passed last month, for the “future benefit” of the club.

In May behind closed doors, council decided to instruct the bowling club to stop hosting Street Roller Hockey Club matches unless the club could ensure compliance with noise regulations.

At the same meeting, council declined an application for funding from the bowling club to hire a noise consultant to look at minimising noise issues.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the City allocated $84,000 for the “future benefit” of the Bayswater bowling club and community.

“Any expenditure from this reserve will require council approval,” he said.

Bowling club president Steve Lay said they were “grateful” for any assistance offered by the City.

“However, we learnt about the (reserve) from the Eastern Reporter and we look forward to finding out what it entails,” he said.

The hockey league has found a temporary home at Morley Rollerdrome to finish finals.

Bayswater Tennis Club also received a $150,000 reserve in funding from the City to develop their clubhouse.