Fa­cil­i­ties get grants boost

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - David Charlesworth

PROJECTS to up­grade Ri­d­ley Place Re­serve and the Leschenault Leisure Cen­tre in Aus­tralind shared in $150,000 of grant money on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 5, as part of the State Gov­ern­ment’s Lo­cal Projects, Lo­cal Jobs pro­gram.

Mur­ray-Welling­ton MLA Robyn Clarke pre­sented the money through the elec­tion com­mit­ment-di­rected pro­gram for $100,000 for up­grades to ablu­tions at Ri­d­ley Place and $50,000 for lights at the cen­tre.

Mrs Clarke said the up­grades to Ri­d­ley Place were im­por­tant to en­sure the area was ap­peal­ing for res­i­dents and visi­tors to the re­gion.

“It’s about mak­ing the area more fam­ily-friendly and get­ting more fam­i­lies down there to use it,” she said.

Har­vey shire pres­i­dent Ta­nia Jack­son said the up­grades were badly needed with the last up­grade to ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties oc­cur­ring 15 years ago.

“It’s long over­due for the re­de­vel­op­ment,” she said.

Up­grades have al­ready been made to the boat ramp and carpark with fur­ther ad­di­tions to fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing a kiosk or cafe be­ing con­sid­ered in the long-term plan.

Leschenault Sport­ing As­so­ci­a­tion man­ager Chris Kin­nin­mont said lights at the cen­tre would al­low big­ger func­tions and at­tract out­siders.

Cr Jack­son said the money would go to­wards the bud­get of $230,000 for the cen­tre up­grades.

“It is re­ally great that we have got these lo­cal com­mu­nity grants avail­able to us as they are mak­ing things go ahead a lot quicker than they usu­ally would,” she said.

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