IMPROVED opportunities for participating in sport and recreation and enhancements to community facilities were given the green light by the City of Mandurah at its meeting last night.
South Mandurah Football Club, Dudley Park Bowling Club and South Mandurah Tennis Club were all supported for the latest round of Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund Small Grants.
The grants are made to increase participation in sport and recreation with an emphasis on physical activity through the development of sustainable good quality and design and well utilised facilities.
South Mandurah Football Club will puts its grant towards construction of change room facilities at its Falcon headquarters.
Dudley Park Bowling Club will resurface a green and South Mandurah Tennis Club will resurface courts.
Another report to the council acknowledged a significant growth in women’s sport in recent years.
The growth is now starting in Mandurah with a number of women’s competitions already in place.
This presents a challenge for the council with a number of change rooms originally designed for men.
Council officers will look at implementing a staged refurbishment of its change room areas over coming years, initially upgrading older existing amenities for females with unisex facilities the long term objective.