Mandurah and Murray get share of Community and Sporting Facilities Fund

Mandurah and Murray get share of Community and Sporting Facilities Fund

MANDURAH and Murray are two of 16 local government authorities across WA to share in $9.3million from the latest round of the Community and Sporting Facilities Fund aimed at boosting community sport.

The City of Mandurah gets $1.3 million to develop three ovals with floodlighting at Lakelands District Open Space.

The Shire of Murray will spend $251,000 developing a skate park and pump track at Dwellingup.

The City of Mandurah is developing a district open space in Lakelands to provide sport and recreation facilities for community sporting groups and the wider community.

The $7.9 million projects covers a 10ha site on the corner of Mandurah Road and Banksiadale Gate.

The grant will be used to develop three active reserves with floodlighting and will also deliver district-level clubroom facilities, including kitchen, meeting room, function space and toilets, parking and a future activity zone and playground.

The project will kick off towards the middle of the year with completion by mid 2020.

The skate park and pump track is part of the Dwellingup National Trails project.

Minister for Sport Mick Murray said quality facilities helped ensure healthy and active communities.

He said new projects required work from local small business and from local contractors making sure the programs supported local jobs.

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