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$13.3 million to keep eastern suburbs healthy, active and connected

Posted on February 13, 2021
  • Re-elected McGowan Labor Government to deliver $13.3 million for community and sporting infrastructure in the eastern suburbs
  • $10 million for a Club Night Program to support lighting at local sports facilities
  • $2 million available to grassroots sporting clubs to make facilities female friendly and boost women’s participation
  • $4.2 million to support Community Neighbourhood Centres to transition into the Empowering Communities program

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver $13.3 million for community and sporting infrastructure in the eastern suburbs to help local residents stay active, healthy, and connected with their local community.

Recognising the vital role that sporting facilities play in local communities, a McGowan Labor Government will invest $7.4 million towards sporting infrastructure in the eastern suburbs.  

Clubrooms at Inglewood Oval and Hamer Park in Mt Lawley will be redeveloped and CCTV installed to increase local security, backed by a $1.3 million contribution from a re-elected McGowan Labor Government. 

A re-elected McGowan Government will provide $2 million for inclusive new clubroom facilities at Scott Reserve in High Wycombe, to cater for inclusive participation in sport for women and girls, and people with disability.

WA Labor has committed $630,000 to upgrade the Charlotte’s Vineyard Sports Pavilion in Ellenbrook, providing new change rooms, an umpires’ block, and creating two rugby league ovals by reconfiguring the existing space.

A $300,000 investment into lighting upgrades at Turkich Parade Oval in Aveley will allow night games and training for the Aveley Avengers Junior Football Club.

As previously announced, the Norm Sadler Pavilion at Maida Vale Reserve will be upgraded with a $2.4 million commitment from the McGowan Labor Government, as part of the Maida Vale Reserve Master Plan. 

Community infrastructure in the eastern suburbs is set for a $5.9 million boost under a re-elected McGowan Labor Government to keep local communities connected.

A re-elected McGowan Government will provide $3.5 million towards a Community Hub in Ellenbrook, to provide dedicated spaces for local clubs and organisations that lack a permanent home.

Byford will have its own Nature Splash Park under a re-elected McGowan Labor Government, with a $1.3 million commitment to develop a new place space incorporating natural elements to encourage diverse, imaginative and creative play.

It follows the earlier WA Labor commitment to provide $800,000 to Stage 2 upgrades of the Byford Skate Park, part of the Byford Youth Precinct.

A re-elected McGowan Government will deliver $1 million for an All Abilities/All Ages playground in Forrestfield, to provide for more inclusive play for children in the area.

A $100,000 feasibility study, supported by a re-elected McGowan Labor Government, will develop a comprehensive management plan for the Mirrabooka bushland by John Septimus Roe Anglican Community College to protect the natural and cultural values of the area.

To support the vital work of Community Neighbourhood Centres, a McGowan Labor Government will provide $4.2 million to support nine centres across the metropolitan area to transition into the Empowering Communities program – including the Blue Sky Community Group in Lockridge, Meerilinga Young Children’s Services and Ballajura and Beechboro, and the Woodlupine Family Centre in Forrestfield.

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will open a $10 million Club Night Light Program, a grant fund allowing local governments to apply for lighting of local sports facilities, expanding their use.

If re-elected, the Government will provide a $2 million boost to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF), making more money available to grassroots sporting clubs to make facilities female friendly and boost women’s participation in local sport.

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will also double the Multicultural Community Grants Program Funding to $1 million annually to support local multicultural groups around the State.

The total package builds on the McGowan Labor Government’s significant investment into sport and community infrastructure through the WA Recovery Plan, which included $170 million to upgrade local community facilities across the State, and $130 million towards sporting facilities.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan: 

“Local sport is at the heart of our communities, and I know how important it is for Western Australians to stay active, healthy, and connected with their local community.

“My government’s WA Recovery Plan has delivered an unprecedented $300 million investment into local community and sporting facilities – creating local jobs through building and upgrading local infrastructure across the State.

“This funding commitment will give West Australians access to top-quality facilities, keep communities connected and create local jobs for local workers during construction.

“Our $2 million boost to the CSRFF will give more Western Australian women and girls the opportunity to participate at their local sporting clubs, levelling the playfield at a grassroots level with quality female-friendly facilities.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Darling Range Hugh Jones:

“A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver for Byford families and kids, with our commitments to the Byford Skate Park and a Nature Splash Park to provide fantastic local facilities for our community.”

Comments attributed to Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price: 

“A McGowan Labor Government will deliver $5.4 million towards sporting and community infrastructure in Forrestfield – providing the top-quality facilities our community deserves and helping local people to stay active and healthy.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Mirrabooka Meredith Hammat:  

“The McGowan Labor Government’s support for the Mirrabooka bushland will ensure this beautiful areas natural and cultural values are preserved and celebrated for generations to come.”

Comments attributed to Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman:  

“Hamer Park is a popular recreational space for our community, but the clubrooms are in need of replacement: a McGowan Labor Government will get on with delivering these important new facilities for Mt Lawley.”

Comments attributed to Swan Hills MLA Jess Shaw: 

“The McGowan Labor Government’s investment in a Community Hub in Ellenbrook will help to provide long-term certainty and space for important local groups like Ellenbrook Rotary, Ellenbrook Lions, the Seniors Social Space, Ellenbrook RSL, and the Ellenbrook Men’s Shed.”