With the Premier down south this week, the WA State Government has unveiled an impressive six-figure windfall for two South Western suburbs in Kojonup and Boxwood Hill.
The Shire of Kojonup is to receive $309,995 to redevelop four netball courts and provide floodlighting to the oval at the Kojonup Sports Precinct.
And the Boxwood Hill Combined Sports Club near Bremer Bay is to receive $225,000 to help upgrade ablution and changeroom facilities at its sporting grounds.
Minister for Sports and Recreation Mick Murray played up the importance of investing in these projects.
“The Shire of Kojonup and the Boxwood Hill Combined Sports Club are to be commended for their commitment to providing quality leisure facilities for their players and supporters,” Murray said.
“Such facilities can play an important role in building stronger, healthier communities.”
“That’s certainly the case at Boxwood Hill, which hosts several sports including Australian Rules Football, cricket, netball, tennis and hockey.
The facilities were funded by the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Murray also noted that it would have benefits for not just those out on the new courts and fields.
“The club is a meeting place for the district where local teams, supporters and the community come together to enjoy sport and build community spirit and wellbeing,” he said.