Fund­ing has net ef­fect of im­proved fa­cil­i­ties

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

LO­CAL au­thor­i­ties have called stumps on tired recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties in City of Bel­mont by in­ject­ing funds into up­grad­ing the cricket nets at Mid­dle­ton Park and play­ground at Miles Park.

Each pro­ject is es­ti­mated to cost $80,000, with the City of Bel­mont con­tribut­ing $60,000 and a Fed­eral grant pro­vid­ing the re­main­ing $20,000.

Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks said com­mu­nity mem­bers would ben­e­fit from bet­ter qual­ity fa­cil­i­ties at both Mid­dle­ton Park and Miles Park.

“It is recog­nised through the sport and leisure in­dus­try that high-qual­ity, well-planned and sus­tain­able fa­cil­i­ties en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity,” he said.

“This in turn will strengthen the pro­vi­sion of sport and recre­ation ser­vices within the City of Bel­mont and pro­vide in­creased well­be­ing for our com­mu­nity mem­bers.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions for round two of the fed­eral govern­ment’s Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme grants of $5000 to $20,000 are open un­til April 29.

Swan MP Steve Irons and Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks.

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