Peter Rundle, Nationals Member for Roe, today committed $4 million to upgrading three sporting precincts in the Roe electorate if re-elected.
Today’s announcement includes $3 million for the Narrogin Sporting Precinct, $500,000 for the Wagin Sporting Precinct and $500,000 for the Kojonup Sporting Precinct.
The Member for Roe Peter Rundle said this will not only improve the usefulness of the sporting facilities but will increase active participation in sport for healthier and more vibrant regional communities.
This funding will support projects identified by the local communities wanting to upgrade ageing sporting facilities overlooked by the state government. These three communities have commenced strategic planning to modernise their sporting precincts and this funding will help deliver new change rooms, improve facilities and provide general upgrades for their sports grounds.
Mr Rundle said he did not want these communities to be overlooked anymore.
“Wagin, Narrogin and Kojonup deserve improved sporting infrastructure and better facilities to benefit the health and well-being of these towns, “he said.
“These towns have put in a lot of time and energy into consultation and planning to find out what is needed. I will help them to ensure funds reach the ground so they can meet their goals in improving sporting precincts.
“I grew up playing sport in small regional towns. Sporting centres are central hubs in a lot of regional towns and, regardless of size, regional towns deserve the very best of facilities to keep encouraging people to play sport and to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Mr Rundle said.
“Health, well-being and community connectivity are vital in our regional communities.”
Improvements to sporting precincts are an important step in bringing regional communities into line with metropolitan suburbs.
“Not one community should be disadvantaged because of their location and the importance of sporting precincts as community hubs should be emphasised.”