Baldivis Sporting Complex gets $1.5 million boost

Baldivis Sporting Complex gets $1.5 million boost

THE City of Rockingham has been given a $1.5 million contribution to the cost of its Baldivis District Sporting Complex.

Designed to kickstart stage 1 of the major project, the money will go towards new cricket and football ovals, with works to start soon. The estimated total cost of stage 1 is $17.5 million but does not include the $9.7 million cost of the land.

Further stages include pavilions, an indoor recreation centre and outdoor courts.

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said demand was high for more sporting facilities in the area.

“Our local Aussie Rules, soccer, cricket and basketball clubs are some of the biggest in WA and each year more children are signing up to play,” he said.

“It’s great to see so many people actively engaged in local sport and the Baldivis District Sporting Complex will help create an even healthier and more active Baldivis.”

Mayor Barry Samuels was grateful for the extra money.

“The council thanks the McGowan government for their very important financial contribution for stage 1,” he said.

“With future stages still to come and a total estimated construction value of $48 million, the City will be seeking further funding support to deliver the overall district facility for community activation.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said the City had done a good job creating the project.

“The City of Rockingham should be commended for their vision in developing the Baldivis Sporting Complex project, looking long-term to provide quality sporting facilities for local people,” he said.

The grant is from the government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) that helps grassroots clubs throughout WA build sporting facilities.

Part of the CSRFF’s criteria is that any work go to local WA businesses and create local jobs.

The fund has two rounds of small grants each year that open in February and July, with a larger grant round that opens in June.

For more information, visit www.dsr.wa.gov.au/|funding/facilities-(csrff).