Sport cash con­firmed

Wanneroo Weekender - - Landsdale -

LA­BOR has de­fended its sport fund­ing com­mit­ment for im­prov­ing net­ball fa­cil­i­ties at Kingsway Sport­ing Com­plex.

It pledged $500,000 last month to the pro­ject and $5000 each to the Hock­ing and WoolaWoolaKoolangkas net­ball clubs.

The Week­ender re­ported the pledge and Sports Min­is­ter Mia Davies ques­tion­ing how La­bor would come up with the money: “If (Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark) McGowan can’t say how he’s go­ing to pay for it, it won’t hap­pen.”

North Met­ro­pol­i­tan MLC can­di­date Alan­nah MacTier­nan hit back at Ms Davies and Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett in a sub­se­quent let­ter to the Week­ender.

“We know Mr Bar­nett has trashed the State’s fi­nances, but we were as­tounded to read Lib­eral-Na­tional’s Sports Min­is­ter Mia Davies sug­gest­ing they have emp­tied the WA cof­fers so com­pre­hen­sively that WA can­not af­ford a fan­tas­tic $500,000 boost to net­ball fa­cil­i­ties at the Wan­neroo Dis­trict Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion,” she said.

“How­ever, there is enough money to fund sport­ing projects in Keller­ber­rin and the Cen­tral Wheat­belt – her own elec­torate.

“I’m happy to work the min­is­ter through how bud­get­ing and elec­tion com­mit­ments work.”

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