SPORTING clubs in the cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup will be upgraded after receiving State Government funding.
The City of Wanneroo received $500,000 to upgrade amenities at Kingsway netball courts; $100,000 for floodlighting at Heath Park in Eglinton; and $400,000 for pavilion construction at Belhaven Reserve, while $126,500 will go towards the upgrade of floodlighting at Kingsley Park in the City of Joondalup.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said funding grants helped the City deliver important facilities to the community and support sporting and recreational clubs.
Mrs Roberts said while funding was received for the netball clubrooms in Kingsway and amenities in Belhaven, three other grants that the City applied for did not get funding.
Funding was not received for a grant of $457,667 for the upgrade to the sports amenities building at Shelvock Park, $210,000 for floodlighting and oval extension at Addison Park, and $220,000 for floodlighting at John Moloney Park.
Mrs Roberts said a report would be submitted to council within coming months to consider the impact of not receiving grant funding for these projects.
All upgrades within the City of Wanneroo are expected to be completed between 2019-20.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the Kingsley Park upgrade would provide floodlighting that meets Australian standards for all football codes and allow the junior and amateur clubs to play night games.
Mr Jacob said Kingsley junior and senior cricket clubs would also benefit from new lights over the training nets.
“The local community will also enjoy dog walking LED lights that will be installed on the sports floodlighting infrastructure, providing a basic level of lighting across the park for a short period before sunrise and after sunset when the main sports floodlights are not activated,” he said.
“The upgrade is expected to be completed by mid-2019.”