Funds jacked up by grant

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS - Bryce Luff

A NEW bowl­ing and recre­ation fa­cil­ity will be built in Yangebup af­ter the City of Cockburn se­cured fed­eral fund­ing for half the project.

The City suc­cess­fully cam­paigned for $4.5m from the Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Stronger Re­gions Fund for a new fa­cil­ity at Visko Park.

The City will con­trib­ute the re­main­ing $5 mil­lion.

The fa­cil­ity will fea­ture an al­low­ing for in­creased youth par­tic­i­pa­tion through the pro­vi­sion of fa­cil­i­ties that are cur­rently lack­ing in the City,” he said.

Fed­eral Fre­man­tle MP Melissa Parke said she ar­gued for fund­ing be­cause the area was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing rapid growth.

“In just a very short space of time Yangebup and Beel­iar has been trans­formed from a hand­ful of semi-ru­ral blocks strad­dling an old

ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing, a cafe, syn­thetic greens for lawn bowls, fenced pitches for five-a-side soc­cer and a sand area for beach vol­ley­ball. Mayor Lo­gan Howlett said the fa­cil­ity would be ca­pa­ble of host­ing a range of re­gional sport­ing events and...

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