Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium receives funds though latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

16 January 2017

The Shire of Esperance has received $723,000 though latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund for The Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium redevelopment.

“I congratulate the Shire of Esperance who have worked with sporting groups to put together a strong case for funding for the redevelopment. I look forward to seeing the project come to fruition,” Dr Jacobs said.

“It’s a plan that has, in various forms, been around for many years.“It’s common sense and good value for money for the existing facilities to be in use while the new adjoining stadium is built.

“The redevelopment of the existing Noel White Pavilion in Stage two of the project will enhance the sporting precinct and provide modern facilities for the community to enjoy.

“My congratulations go to the Indoor Sports Stadium Management Committee, particularly Graham McKenzie, for their persistence with this project.”

Since 2008 the government has invested more than $169 million, through more than 1000 grassroots sporting facilities, of which $93 million has been spent in regional Western Australia.

The Shire of Esperance has issued 1,837 KidSport vouchers to 852 kids, contributing $203,617 to families for registration fees to sporting clubs.

Other State Government regional sporting programs include the regional organisation sustainability program, North West travel subsidy scheme, athlete travel subsidy scheme and active regional communities grants.

The Department of Sport and Recreation administers CSRFF annually through two rounds of small grants (up to $200,000 in total project cost) and one round of Annual and Forward Planning Grants (from $200,001 in total project cost).

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today announced ten regional sport and recreation projects would share in $3.5 million to improve local facilities.

"Sporting clubs are the life blood of local communities, which is why the Liberal National Government has made an unprecedented investment in grassroots sporting facilities in our regions, as well as other regional sporting grants to help athletes who live and train in country Western Australia."

"Through this State-wide infrastructure program, 55 per cent of the funds have been spent in regional WA under the Liberal National Government.  This is a valuable investment in our community and allows people living in the regions access to quality sport and recreation facilities."

Other State Government regional sporting programs that help clubs and athletes access quality facilities and training expertise include the Regional Organisation Sustainability Program, Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme and active regional communities grants.

The government's commitment to a stronger sporting system has included investing in more than 46 sporting ovals; 43 swimming pools; 92 clubrooms; 300 tennis, basketball and netball courts; 90 bowling greens and 171 floodlighting developments.