WHAT THEY SAID
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.