Boost for sports clubs

The City of Joondalup had applied for four Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants, including one on behalf of the Sorrento Duncraig Junior Football Club to upgrade lighting at the park’s second football oval to Australian standards.

The project is estimated to cost $315,000 with the City and football club also contributing $105,000 each.

The City also was approved partial funding for the Bramston Park development in Burns Beach ($750,000) and for a synthetic hockey pitch and pavilion at Warwick Open Space ($1.2 million).

The Warwick Open Space project, estimated to cost $7.02 million with the Whitford Hockey Club contributing $600,000, was the City’s top priority, applying for $2.34 million for the synthetic hockey pitch, two grass pitches, floodlighting, a club room, additional car parking and the relocation of softball and cricket infrastructure to alternative venues.

The Bramston Park development, which includes a community facility, two soccer pitches, cricket wicket, floodlighting, picnic and barbecue area, playground and additional car parking, is estimated to cost $2.93 million.

The City had applied for $977,000. A grant of $913,000 for the $2.74 million redevelopment of Hawker Park in Warwick was not approved.

‘The council will now consider how the Bramston Park, Warwick Open Space and Hawker Park projects progress and look at alternative funding options for these projects,’ Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.