WHAT THEY SAID

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

TOWN OF VIC­TO­RIA PARK Chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta said the Town was dis­ap­pointed. “In the past the Town has suc­cess­fully ap­plied for CSRFF fund­ing for many projects which re­cently in­cluded the up­grade of flood­lights at Raphael Park, re­fur­bish­ment of clu­b­rooms at Fraser Park and Fletcher Park and con­struc­tion of ad­di­tional stor­age room at the Higgins Park clu­b­rooms,” he said. The Town is cur­rently seek­ing feed­back on in­stalling flood­lights at the McCal­lum Park bas­ket­ball courts, he added. “If this pro­ject is to go ahead, it was the Town's in­ten­tion to sub­mit a CSRFF grant ap­pli­ca­tion.” CITY OF SOUTH PERTH Mayor Sue Do­herty said the City had used CSRFF grants for pre­vi­ous projects over a num­ber of years and had se­cured fund­ing for fu­ture projects that have not yet been com­pleted. “The CSRFF is a vi­tal source of fund­ing for the City of South Perth for sports and recre­ation projects. “These pro­vide fa­cil­i­ties where com­mu­ni­ties come to­gether, pro­mot­ing ac­tive and healthy lifestyles for ev­ery­one in South Perth,” she said. “With­out the fund­ing the City will be forced to push back on com­mu­nity de­mand for ser­vices that align with key strate­gic projects.” CITY OF BEL­MONT Chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art Cole said the City was dis­ap­pointed about the de­ci­sion and said it would be the small com­mu­nity and sport­ing groups that ul­ti­mately suf­fer more fi­nan­cial bur­den. “The cuts have the po­ten­tial to de­lay or in­crease the cost bur­den of City of Bel­mont projects such as Miles Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre re­fur­bish­ments, base­ball dugouts, Wil­son Park net­ball courts and any fu­ture projects such as the re­de­vel­op­ment of the Oa­sis Leisure Cen­tre,” he said.

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