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Recovery continues as clubs net $1.23 million in infrastructure fundings

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Synthetic bowling green in Northampton; better lighting for netballers in Kojonup; and lights for a new hockey turf in Northam are just three projects from around Western Australia to receive funding from the State Government to help increase participation in active sport and recreation.

In all, 30 metropolitan and regional sport and recreation groups and local governments will receive grants totalling $1,237,770, for projects valued at over $4.5 million in total.

The grants are part of the latest round of funding under the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The projects include $89,158 to the Shire of Cunderdin to install floodlighting for a football oval and netball/basketball courts, $86,067 to the Northampton District Bowling Club to install a synthetic bowling green, $83,333 to

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the City of Rockingham to upgrade lighting at Georgetown Reserve in Safety Bay, $62,391 to the Shire of Northam to light the synthetic hockey turf at Bert Hawke Reserve, $55,000 to the Shire of Waroona for upgrades to the Waroona Recreation and Aquatic Centre and $17,416 for change room upgrades at Tempest Park, Coolbellup.

The consideration and approvals process for the CSRFF Small Grants program have been brought forward this year as part of the State Government’s decision to expedite application and approval times to assist with kickstarting projects as part of the COVID-19 recovery.

“These projects have been approved earlier than normal as part of the State Government’s decision in May to fast-track applications as part of the COVID-19 recovery,” Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said.

“I’m pleased that the shorter application times means that community sport and recreation groups can get cracking on their projects as soon as possible and help create jobs and provide a boost for local small business,” Minister Mick said.

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