Two communities in the Great Southern are to receive a total of $534,995 to help them build better sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
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.
The projects have been funded in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
The CSRFF provides financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.
As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
“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.
“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 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.”