Sport fund­ing pledge doubts

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

A LA­BOR Gov­ern­ment would spend half a mil­lion dol­lars im­prov­ing net­ball fa­cil­i­ties at Kingsway Sport­ing Com­plex, Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark Mc­Gowan an­nounced.

But Sports Min­is­ter Mia Davies has ques­tioned how La­bor will come up with the funds.

Gir­rawheen MLA Mar­garet Quirk, of La­bor, raised the is­sue in Par­lia­ment last year.

La­bor can­di­date for Wan­neroo Sabine Win­ton said she had been work­ing with Ms Quirk to ad­vo­cate for the Wan­neroo Dis­tricts Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

“Chang­e­room up­grades are needed and will en­cour­age more peo­ple to en­gage in lo­cal sports,” she said.

Ms Win­ton also an­nounced $5000 each to Hock­ing Net­ball Club and the WoolaWoolaKoolangkas Net­ball Club, which features lo­cal in­dige­nous girls.

Ms Davies said La­bor’s com­mit­ment did not ex­plain how the party would fund it.

“If Mc­Gowan can’t say how he’s go­ing to pay for it, it won’t hap­pen,” she said.

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