City of Wanneroo to receive $3 million in sporting grants

City of Wanneroo to receive $3 million in sporting grants

THE City of Wanneroo will receive more than $3 million in State Government funding for sports facilities in Butler, Banksia Grove and Eglinton.

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund’s (CSRFF) 2017-18 round of forward planning grants, announced last month, include $2 million to develop the Butler north district open space at Halesworth Park.

It will also get $1 million to build a pavilion and install floodlighting at the Banksia Grove district open space, plus $70,000 to upgrade floodlighting at Leatherback Park in Alkimos.

Last year, the City applied for nearly $4.9 million for seven projects – those missing out on State funding in this round include Jimbub Reserve in Tapping, Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex and Lake Joondalup Park in Wanneroo.

The City of Joondalup will get $176,194 in 2017-18 to install floodlighting at Warrandyte Park through the fund, managed by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Under the grant scheme, local governments cover two thirds of the cost of each project.

In December, the department also announced the City of Joondalup would receive $30,000 to construct four cricket nets through the 2016-17 round of the CSRFF small grants program.

Through that program, Ledge Point Country Club will receive $35,000 to resurface a synthetic bowling green.

The first 2017-18 round of CSRFF small grants closes on March 31. Visit www.dsr.wa.gov.au.