The Morrison Government has delivered $300,000 for the construction of floodlights at the Lakelands District Open Space, to help increase sporting participation and get the Mandurah community more active, more often.
The Lakelands District Open Space is a $7.9 million project under construction by the City of Mandurah on a 10 hectare site in Lakelands on the corner of Mandurah Rd and Banksiadale Gate. Due for completion in 2020, it will include 3 reserves for shared use between the local community and Coastal Lakes High School.
“It’s so important for our community to have access to enough space for sport and recreation. An active lifestyle is important for mental, social and physical wellbeing,” Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said.
“Working as a team, the spirit of competition and learning how to win and lose well are all important to a young person’s education.”
“This lighting will ensure the Lakelands District Open Space is a versatile community facility for everyone in Lakeland and north Mandurah to enjoy.”
The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia that will help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.
“The Morrison Government is only able to invest in local community infrastructure because of its careful economic management. That success with the budget means we can ensure investment for infrastructure and essential services in local projects like this,” Mr Hastie said.
The Morrison Government has delivered $50,000 to upgrade the change rooms at David Grays Arena to accommodate the women’s teams of Peel Thunder.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie met with members of Peel Thunder this week to share the good news.
“By awarding this grant the Morrison Government is recognising the valuable contribution made to our community by the Peel Thunder Women’s Team,” Mr Hastie said.
“It’s only right that the women of Peel Thunder have facilities which reflect their status as competitors in WA’s top footy competition, alongside the men. That’s what this investment will help do.”
“These women are leaders and role models for young people in our community. They should be proud to have made it to this level and I can’t wait to see what they’ll achieve out on the field in 2019.”
The grant was awarded through the second $30 million round of the Morrison Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
“The Morrison Government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities,” Minister McKenzie said.
“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.
Photo: Andrew at Peel Thunder with Cassie Llewlyn, Jacqueline Atkinson, Ben Howlett and Sarah Verrier.
Ten years of hard work by two sporting clubs in Roleystone has paid off, thanks to assistance from the Morrison Government.
Minister for Sport Senator Bridget McKenzie will join Member for Canning Andrew Hastie in Roleystone today to announce a $500,000 grant for the construction of a new pavilion for the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club and Roleystone Netball Club.
Andrew Hastie has worked hard to secure funding for the Pavilion, raising the project in Parliament, writing to the Minister and personally meeting with her to argue the merits of the project.
“The passion and the initiative cricket and netball clubs makes this project a very worthy recipient of significant federal funding. Both clubs play an important role in the Roleystone community
Over the past 10 years the cricket club alone has raised $250,000 toward a better building.
On November 29 2018 I delivered the following speech in Parliament about the work of the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club and Roleystone Netball Club to build a new pavilion.
I rise to share with the House an exciting project, in my electorate of Canning, that I believe to be deserving of this government's support. The Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club has been around since 1950. For almost 75 years they've been an important part of the Hills community. Today, they're one of the biggest clubs in the city of Armadale. They're the only cricket club in the city with a first grade men's team, a junior girls' team and a senior women's team. They've been serious about getting girls involved in the game and now boast more female Junior Blasters than any other club in Western Australia. They're the only club in the state to offer free membership for juniors. This is made possible through the fees of senior players and by additional fundraising. I think they are an absolute credit to the Roleystone and Karragullen community.
The club is also marked by a spirit of independence and self-determination. Recently I met with club president John Lewis for a tour around the grounds and to talk about the issues. They've come a long way since the fifties, when the field wasn't so flat and it paid to be hitting downhill. The improvements are largely thanks to the club's own effort. They recently built their own training nets, paid for through community fundraising and constructed by the members themselves. But the club lacks facilities. There is no canteen and there are no toilets and change rooms. The clubhouse itself, while filled with character, has seen better days. Many of the kids currently get changed in an old nearby public toilet that should have been condemned years ago. This is a problem also shared by the nearby Roleystone Netball Club.
For a long time the Roleystone Karragullen Cricket Club has been working on a solution. They're not just looking for a handout. Over the past 10 years the club has raised $250,000 towards a new pavilion that would meet the needs of their growing members. They've also reached an agreement with the netball club that would make this a joint facility, capable of meeting both of their needs and available for use by the whole community.
But there's still a long way to go. Despite their outstanding efforts in fundraising, the club still needs $500,000 to make this dream a reality. And so, through the City of Armadale, the cricket and netball clubs have applied for a Community Sport Infrastructure grant, offered by this government. The grant program is designed to help provide new infrastructure to sporting organisations. That will get more people active and improve community participation. It is my view that this project more than qualifies, especially when you consider that they have raised the first $250,000 on their own. It is an incredible effort.
Today I'll be meeting with the Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, to make the case for them. Over the coming weeks I'll be working with the Roleystone community to make this project a reality.
The Local Sporting Champions Program helps young people pursue their sporting dreams.
Successful applicants receive a $500 grant to go towards the cost of competing in a state, national or international competition. I had the privilege of presenting awards to these big achievers from Canning.
There are several rounds every year, so to find our more visit https://www.ausport.gov.au
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Katie Duncan is a keen basketballer. She trains everyday, and for many years has flown the flag for her school in local competitions. But in 2017 she stepped her game up a level, donning the Black and Gold at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide. Katie is committed to seeing WA basketball succeed. Good on you Katie!
2018 has already been a big year for Chloe Betteley – in January she had the opportunity to represent WA at the highest quality Softball Competition in Australia. Chloe loves the game and spends nearly every evening after school honing her skills. Good luck Chloe!
Jade Anderson is an exceptional surf life saver. Though a talented swimmer, she prefers the ocean to the pool because of the different challenges thrown at her, in rough or clear conditions. In 2017 Jade was the first member of the Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club to represent WA in the club’s 20year history. Well done Jade!
Regan Ashby is an up and coming swimmer, and knows how to work hard. She trains 5 times per week, and each session lasts 2 hours. In recognition of her talent, Regan was chosen to represent School Sport WA at 2017's Pacific School Games in Adelaide. When training and competing Regan gives it her best, and listens to her coach for guidance. Best wishes!
Kaea Hohaia has been a keen sports lover for as long as he can remember, but has been playing touch rugby for 8 years. He juggles his studies with a demanding training schedule to become the best he can be. In 2017, all his hard work paid off - he was selected to represent WA at the National Youth Championship Games in Caloundra, QLD. Good on you Kaea!
In 2017 Tanaya Radecker represented WA for the fourth time at the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships. A member of the EWA Rising Star Squad for WA’s up and coming riders, Tanaya did our State proud while over in Queensland. Best of luck Tanaya!
Melanie Lucas is a determined young woman. Whilst studying for her ATAR exams and working a part-time job, in 2017 Melanie also earned herself the honour of swimming on behalf of WA at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done Melanie!
Hamish Van Dieken
In 2017 Hamish Van Dieken represented Football West at the National U14s Boys Football Championship. He travelled to Coffs Harbour, where his skills were put to the test against the best young talent Australia has to offer. To succeed, Hamish knows he must lean into his strengths and work hard to improve his weaknesses. Hamish has a bright future. Good luck!
Volleyball is Tristan Watt’s passion. In 2017 Tristian’s diligent training paid off when he was selected to represent WA at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championship in Queensland. Off the field, Tristan compliments his love for Volleyball by studying Sport Science and Exercise and Health at university. Well done Tristan!