Sportshouse funding secured for next three years
Office spaces for sporting clubs in WA will continue to be funded by the State Government for the next three years with $1.5 million in funding.
There are nine Sportshouses in WA, with one in both Karratha and Broome.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the offices provided affordable accommodation space for regional associations and acted as a central resource for clubs, coaches, athletes, teachers, business groups and officials.
“The people who work and meet in our Sportshouses are committed to their local communities and do a great job coordinating and developing community and high-performance regional sport,” she said.
“Providing quality sport in country WA towns is so important because it strengthens our regional sporting system.”
Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell said the offices in Karratha would continue to be a focal point for community and high-performance sport administration.
“Our Sportshouse offers … shared IT resources for our Department of Sport and Recreation staff as well as local paid and volunteer sports administrators,” she said.
“Sport is such an important part of life in our region and I am very pleased the people who work in our Sportshouse office can continue to work to keep our communities healthy and active.”
There are more than 50 personnel representing 41 organisations who are hosted in Sportshouse offices in WA.