Moorabinda Croquet Club shares in sport and recreation funding to assist with COVID-19 recovery

29 May 2020

  • Moorabinda Croquet Club to receive $18 833 grant as part of McGowan Government Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) Grants
  • Moorabinda Croquet Club among 27 community sport and recreation infrastructure projects to share in funding of more than $1.75 million
  • Projects to be funded under the CSRFF Small Grants program and expected to provide overall economic benefit of approximately $5 million

Community sport in Bunbury has done it tough throughout the COVID pandemic.

Moorabinda Croquet Club will receive $18 833 as part of a $1.75 million McGowan Government grassroots sporting infrastructure program.

Moorabinda Croquet Club is among 27 community sporting projects to receive funding, which they will use for their lighting upgrades to four courts and the construction of a spectator shelter.

The projects funded through CSRFF grants will create demand for construction work in Bunbury, supporting local jobs and boosting the local economy.

The projects are being funded under the latest small grants round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


Comments attributed to Don Punch MLA:

“Restrictions on sporting activities have been one of the more detrimental impacts of the management of COVID-19 as it has prevented people from maintaining their networks and keeping fit and healthy.

“This grant means the Moorabinda Croquet Club will emerge from the pandemic with even better facilities than it had before and in a perfect position to welcome back members and new players.

“This is an example of a great project for Bunbury, one that employs local people to build long lasting community assets that will serve us well into the future, in this case improved facilities for fans of croquet.

“I’m really pleased that the McGowan Government is committed to helping fantastic local sporting clubs like Moorabinda Croquet Club to improve sporting infrastructure and keep our community active.”


Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

“I am pleased that these projects are to be funded and that they will help kick-start the economic recovery at the grassroots level in local government areas around the State.

“The sport and recreation sector has an important part to play in WA’s recovery and as Premier McGowan and I flagged last week the State Government will also fast-track the next CSRFF funding round to help support WA’s economy.