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Midwest sport clubs share more than $200,000 in grants

Midwest sport clubs share more than $200,000 in grants

Following the announcement last month of the Great Northern Football League in the Midwest receiving $150,000 under the Federal Government’s Round Two Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program, three other Midwest clubs secured funding.

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said she is delighted that seven Durack sport associations and organisations received almost $300,000 under Round Two of the program.

“These clubs play a big part in the community, drawing people together and creating strong social and health benefits, and I’m delighted to see how these grants will help the recipients improve their facilities,” she said.

“I’m proud of the Federal Government’s investment in grass roots sports, the program was heavily oversubscribed and the quality of the applications was excellent.”

Binnu Tennis Club will light up the courts with $15,000 towards a light replacement project under the grants program.

Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club (GSLC) was pretty happy to receive $50,000 for an uplift to the club balcony.

GSLC President Blair Walkington thanked the Minister on behalf of the club for her continuing support.

“It’s support like this that allows the club to run, and to grow and develop,” he said.

Geraldton Tennis Club will install new solar panels with its $11,445 under the program which will power some of the courts and electrical goods such as fridges in the club rooms.

Club president George Guidice said the club was extremely happy and very appreciative of Minister Price’s support.

“It is fantastic in terms of assisting the club now and into the future,” he said.

“The solar panels will be a great asset to the club and we can rely on them to move the club forward,” he said.

“They will be more efficient and economical; and which will also save the public some cost when they hire the courts.

“It is very timely as the old panels are really in need of replacing,” said Mr Guidice.

Other successful applicants were:

  • In the Pilbara: the Town of Port Hedland - $18,000 for the JD Hardie Youth Zone outdoor courts refurbishment project
  • In the Kimberley: the East Kimberley Cricket Association - $40,502 towards construction of the Kununurra multi-sport storage shed.
  • In the Wheatbelt: the Shire of Koorda - $11,000 to repair one multi-marked netball and basketball court at the Koorda Recreation Centre.

Pic caption: Members of Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club were pretty happy to receive $50,000 funding from Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, for a club upgrade.

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