Peelwood Reserve to get new floodlights thanks to Royalties for Regions

Peelwood Reserve to get new floodlights thanks to Royalties for Regions

PEELWOOD Reserve will benefit from new floodlighting over two more fields in the Royalties for Regions latest grants scheme.

Clubs from Waroona, Pinjarra and Serpentine-Jarrahdale compete against local clubs at Peelwood Reserve, home to three community sporting clubs – Mandurah City Football Club, Halls Head Cricket Club and Peel Hockey Association – with a combined membership of more than 2200 members.

The new floodlighting will increase opportunities to secure State and National sporting events promoting sport tourism in Mandurah and the Peel and boost the capacity of the reserve to accommodate sport, leisure and recreational activities.

Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick said the grants supported infrastructure and services in the Peel and the recipients represented many parts of the community.

“It’s excellent to see the range of projects funded, from Fairbridge’s CARE school for youth through to Waroona’s Quambie Park social inclusion centre for the aged,’’ he said.

“Culture and tourism have also been supported with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre receiving funding for the Hubbub Festival and Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation winning approval for the Mountain Bike cross country national series.”

Dawesville MLA Kim Hames said sports precincts were integral to the community, particularly youth.

“Peelwood Reserve is a multi-use facility however currently only one oval at the complex offers quality sports flood lighting,’’ he said.

“Extra lighting to the southern ovals will allow soccer, hockey and cricket clubs to extend their hours of training and competition.’’

A current round of Royalties for Region’s funding is open.

Contact Peel Development Commission’s grants officers on 95354140.