Grant a big boost for coun­try club

Mandurah Coastal Times - - ADVERTISEMENT -

MAN­DURAH Coun­try Club will re­ceive $130,000 from the Re­gional Grant Scheme for build­ing re­fur­bish­ment.

The club has more than 900 mem­bers, 15,000 non-mem­ber vis­i­tors and hosts many other com­mu­nity groups as well as state and na­tional events.

The club­house is more than 50 years old with very lit­tle mod­erni­sa­tion due to lim­ited funds for the not-for-profit club.

Dawesville MLA Kim Hames said the fund­ing would al­low the club to up­grade to a stan­dard that would con­tinue to at­tract and pro­mote state and na­tional events and grow tourism in the re­gion.

Events in­clude the Aus­tralian Taxi In­dus­try Golf event in May that will at­tract more than 150 peo­ple.

An Aus­tralian field will com­pete for the Man­durah Am­a­teur Open and the Peel Easter Clas­sic. Dr Hames said the fund­ing would ben­e­fit the Peel Re­gion with the in­crease in vis­i­tors.

The Re­gional Grants Scheme pro­vides one-off grants to com­mu­nity, pub­lic and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions to im­prove and de­velop in­fra­struc­ture and ser­vices.

The scheme pro­vides grants of be­tween $50,000 and $300,000 to sup­port re­gion-spe­cific projects.

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