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Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

$1.45 Million Boost For Sport And Recreation In City Of Stirling

Victor P Taffa

  • $1.45 Million Des Penman Memorial Reserve refurbishment officially opened today
  • Improvements include the construction of four unisex change rooms and the refurbishment of the clubrooms

$1.45 Million refurbishment of change rooms at Des Penman Memorial Reserve in Nollamara has been officially opened.

“As a Sport and Recreation Minister, there are few more rewarding experiences for me than opening a purpose-built sporting facility that will benefit a local community, especially when it provides unisex change rooms that ensure all players have access to appropriate facilities.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“Having visited the clubrooms at the invitation of the club and the local member a few years ago, I am well aware of just how desperately needed these upgrades were.”

Reserve, located on Lemana Road, is home to the Nollamara Cricket Club and the Nollamara Football Club.

Project included the provision of four unisex change rooms which will improve capacity for men’s and women’s teams to use the facility at the same time.

Upgraded facilities will also accommodate the growing use of the facility by club members, and foster participation in football and cricket by girls and women who did not have access to adequate change room facilities prior to these upgrades.

State Government contributed $400,000 to the upgrade through its Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

“Footy and cricket clubs are real grassroots clubs providing an important social and community hub for locals.” Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson said.

“I’m especially excited to see better facilities for the growing number of family football players. With these new facilities both clubs have a very bright future.”

Other sources of funding for the project included:

  • $550,000 from the City of Stirling;
  • $500,000 from the Federal Government.
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