Broome Sporting Facilities To Receive Greater Funding

Broome Sporting Facilities To Receive Greater Funding

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

McGowan Government Delivers $3.3 Million Of Quality Sporting Projects For Broome

Victor P Taffa

  • Local sport boosted with $3.3 Million allocated to important Broome sporting initiatives
  • Projects to support healthy, active communities; local jobs; and local small businesses

Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray today met with the Shire of Broome to discuss the region’s sporting needs and confirm over $3 Million funding for 5 important local grassroots sporting projects.

“State Government is committed to investing in Broome sporting facilities to not only boost participation in grassroots sport but provide a shot in the arm to local economies by supporting local jobs.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“Government investment in country areas provides work for tradespeople, often supporting local small business.”

McGowan Government will fulfil its election commitment to upgrade and expand the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre’s (BRAC) multipurpose outdoor courts.

Kimberley MLA Josie Farrer campaigned tenaciously for these upgrades, and successfully secured funding for the important project in 2017. The $1.94 Million allocation will weatherproof the courts and improve seating and lighting.

Other projects recently funded through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, include:

  • $85,000 for the construction of a local pump track,
  • $32,100 for lighting at the Broome Bowling Club,
  • $18,000 to upgrade storage facilities at the Broome Squash Club.

This comes after a $1.25 Million investment into the recently completed Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre refurbishment.

While in Broome, the Minister also met with a number of local sport, seniors and ageing and volunteering stakeholders, and toured local facilities.

Broome Volunteer Resource Service, which links potential volunteers with agencies within their interest area, hosted a volunteer morning tea where local volunteers were able to meet the minister.