Turf love from councillors

City of Swan councillors last Wednesday voted to apply for $192,000 in Community Sport and Recreation Facilities funding from the State Government to complete the project. The remaining $384,000 would be contributed by the City.

Councillors were told the City had recently undertaken planning for a new multi-purpose community, learning and activity centre to be located at Pickett Park, adjacent to the existing Pickett Park Pavilion.

The design of the new building would require the removal of one of the Bullsbrook Bowling Club’s grass bowling greens, leaving it with no alternative facilities.

The funding would be used to replace the bowling club’s grass greens with an artificial surface available for play all year round. It would also result in a significant reduction in maintenance costs for the club.

The final surface specification of the greens would be determined as part of the tender process.

Construction is expected to begin in April next year and be completed six weeks later.

The Bullsbrook Bowling Club would become the third synthetic bowling green in the City of Swan. Others are already operating at Midland Sports Complex and Valley Bowls Club in Ellenbrook.