Funding will hit home run at sports complex

The Kingsway Regional Sports Centre in Madeley.
The Kingsway Regional Sports Centre in Madeley.

Baseball clubs will see the biggest portion of this, with more than $2 million listed for a third baseball diamond and batting cages and $447,000 for clubroom upgrades.

The funding includes a State Government loan of nearly $1.5 million carried forward from last year, as well as $297,000 from the City, $540,000 in new City funding and $200,000 from grant funding.

A sum of $793,000 for the consultation, design and stage one of construction for the regional playground was carried forward, made up of a $212,000 State Government grant and a $481,000 loan and $100,000 from the City, as was an additional $20,000 from the City for ‘playable art’.

And $968,000 was carried forward for staged redevelopment works, $893,000 of which is a State Government loan, as was a $64,000 State Government loan for additional upgrades.

Also carried forward was $37,000 in funding for external signage and $158,000 for building upgrades, including $10,000 for indoor stadium building fixtures.