Local Member for South Perth John McGrath continues his fight for improved sport and recreation facilities in the local community through the Liberal Party’s commitment to provide financial assistance to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).
Mr McGrath said a Liberal Government would commit $80 million over four years to the CSRFF to help local government and community groups provide quality sport and recreation facilities.
The initiative would boost the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund from the current $9 million a year to $20 million a year.
“Local councils and community groups will be able to apply for funding for infrastructure projects ranging from installing synthetic greens and floodlighting to upgrading public swimming pools,” Mr McGrath said.
“We want to encourage all local residents to participate in sport and recreation of their choice so it is essential that we provide our community with the best possible facilities.”
Mr McGrath said Labor had not sufficiently resourced the CSRFF program over the past eight years. Its contribution to the program had remained at $9 million a year despite the great demand for financial assistance and the rapid increase in building and construction costs across Western Australia.
“The Liberal Party believes that enhancing the level of participation in sport and recreation of all Western Australians will considerably boost their overall quality of life,” Mr McGrath said.
“In the South Perth electorate, we have a large number of local sporting and recreational groups.
“A Liberal Government is committed to ensuring that these clubs are not forced to struggle because of a lack of funds.”