Mark McGowan has promised to pour $165 million into a suite of community and sport projects should Labor — as expected — sweep to power at the March State election.
As part of the package of cash contributions for infrastructure projects across WA, the Premier today revealed it would also create some 750 local jobs.
Included is funding for the Canning Vale Regional Sporting Complex ($10 million) and Port Hedland Sporting and Community Hub ($10m), as well as $8 million towards the redevelopment of the Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club and a further $5 million to upgrade the Wanneroo Recreation Centre.
Also promised from a re-elected Labor Government is a $10 million Club Night Light Program, a grant fund allowing local governments to apply for lighting at local sports facilities.
“Local sport is at the heart of our communities, and I know how important it is for Western Australians to stay active, healthy, and connected with their local community,” Mr McGowan said today.
“This $165 million commitment will give West Australians access to top-quality facilities, keep communities connected and create local jobs for local workers during construction.”
Included in Labor’s funding offer:
- $10 million to progress the Canning Vale Regional Sporting Complex;
- $10 million towards the Port Hedland Sporting and Community Hub;
- $5 million for a major upgrade of the Wanneroo Recreation Centre;
- $8 million towards the redevelopment of club facilities at Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club;
- $3 million to the Leschenault Leisure Centre Expansion;
- $2.9 million to upgrade the Craigie Leisure Centre; and
- $2.5 million to upgrade to community and sporting facilities at Heathridge Park.
- $5 million to the Chung Wah Association for a new multipurpose community centre;
- $3.5 million for a Community Hub in Ellenbrook;
- $3.5 million towards the Halls Creek Town Centre Development project;
- $3 million to develop a Community Scout Hall in Tapping;
- $2.6 million for an All Abilities/All Ages Play Space in Clarkson; and
- $3 million towards the City of Mandurah’s new multi-purpose community centre in Dawesville.
- $10 million Club Night Light Program, a grant fund allowing local governments to apply for lighting of local sports facilities.