THE Leeming Bowls and Recreation Club will add new shade shelters, seating, lighting and a barbecue and patio area after a $150,000 funding boost.
The $149,440, secured under the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs scheme, will help complete the transformation of an old grass green not used for eight years into a suitable playing surface, complete with shade and seating.
“It’s exciting because we believe it gives us more flexibility with how we use our greens,” club president Colin McCavana said.
The club, which has 210 members, has already spent more than $200,000 transforming the green.
Mr McCavana said it was the club’s most significant project in eight years.
Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai said he was pleased the grant would cover upgrades at a facility bringing local players together.
“Not only will the upgrades mean that more community members can be welcomed to the club to socialise and play, the construction is providing valuable business for local landscaping, patio building and lighting businesses,” he said.
Despite the State Government recently cutting the ribbon on the $1.6 billion Perth Stadium, Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said clubs like the Leeming Bowls and Rec Club had a massive role to play in the community.
“Bowling clubs are so valuable in our communities where they provide important social hubs for people to meet and recreate,” he said.
Work should be finished by June.