Investing in our local community sporting organisations

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The Liberal Government will invest $130,000 in upgrading and improving the sporting facilities at Toodyay Bowling Club to help increase sporting participation and get the local community more active, more often.

The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is investing $28million in 223 projects across Australia that will help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.

“Our government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sports because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said today.

“It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport and our investment to upgrade facilities and infrastructure will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.

“The investment in local sporting facilities will go towards upgrades that improve the amenity and functionality like new toilets, upgraded lighting and installing irrigation.

“Toodyay Bowling Club will use this funding to upgrade the facilities with a new court and green.”

The number of applications received nationally – over 2,000 – was far more than anticipated and to meet the obvious interest, the Government will allocate an additional $30 million for projects in early 2019 from the existing pool of applications.

“This demand has demonstrated that sporting and community organisations are crying out for help to upgrade their facilities and because of the Government’s responsible economic management and delivering a budget surplus, we are in the position to increase the investment,” Mr Porter said.