Chronic lack of City stor­age space

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

THE City of Bel­mont is seek­ing $45,000 from the Department of Sport and Recre­ation to help pay for two much-needed sports equip­ment stor­age sheds for five lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

If suc­cess­ful in ob­tain­ing the fund­ing, the City will also con­trib­ute $53,159 and the sport­ing clubs $37,108 for the stor­age sheds at Middleton and Peet parks.

Act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Neville Deague said the City sub­mit­ted the two Department of Sport and Recre­ation Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Recre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties Fund small grant ap­pli­ca­tions for the stor­age units in the Au­gust round of fund­ing.

The clubs had iden­ti­fied a lack of avail­able stor­age space in their multi-pur­pose fa­cil­i­ties and have no ac­cess to power or wa­ter util­i­ties next to train­ing ar­eas on the re­serves.

“It has been iden­ti­fied by the club com­mit­tees at both mul­tipur­pose fa­cil­i­ties that there is not enough stor­age space avail­able to store essen­tial club equip­ment for grow­ing mem­ber­ship bases,” a coun­cil report said.

“Con­cerns were raised that equip­ment had to be stored in un­se­cured change rooms, ser­vice ar­eas or vol­un­teers are trans­port­ing items from off-site stor­age lo­ca­tions to train­ing and matches.”

It said the lack of stor­age space was caus­ing con­cerns for City of­fi­cers and con­trac­tors re­spon­si­ble for the main­te­nance of the mul­tipur­pose fa­cil­i­ties.

“Items are cur­rently stored on change room floors and ser­vice ar­eas which need to be ac­cessed by clean­ers and con­trac­tors,” the report said.

“Items are also be­ing left in com­mu­nal ar­eas, af­fect­ing the abil­ity to hire the fa­cil­ity to other com­mu­nity groups and ca­sual hir­ers.”

It said the lack of power and wa­ter avail­able at the cricket train­ing fa­cil­i­ties on both re­serves had been an on­go­ing is­sue, with clubs hav­ing to run long ex­ten­sion cords or us­ing gen­er­a­tors to power bowl­ing ma­chines.

The clubs seek­ing the units at Middleton Park were the As­cot Se­nior Cricket Club, As­cot Ea­gles Ju­nior Cricket Club and Redcliffe Ju­nior Football Club and at Peet Park, Bel­mont Cricket Club and Bel­mont Ju­nior Football Club.

Both stor­age units will have in­ter­nal di­viders and each club will have a locked roller door.

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