Mandurah, 12 August 2016… Peelwood Reserve will benefit from new floodlighting over two additional fields in Royalties for Regions funding granted in the latest Regional Grants Scheme which saw $1.5 million funding for Peel projects announced by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman.

Currently, clubs from Waroona, Pinjarra and Serpentine Jarrahdale visit the facilities to compete against locally based clubs at Peelwood Reserve which is home to three community sporting clubs – Mandurah City Football Club, Halls Head Cricket Club and Peel Hockey Association – with a combined membership base of more than 2200 members.

The new floodlighting will increase opportunities to secure State and National sporting events that promote sport tourism in Mandurah and the Peel and boost the capacity of the reserve to accommodate sport, leisure and recreational activities.

Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick has welcomed the announcement, saying the projects funded were spread throughout the region.

“These grants support infrastructure and services in the Peel, and the recipients represent many parts of the community and of our region,” he said.

“It’s excellent to see the variety of projects that have been funded, from Fairbridge’s CARE school for youth through to Waroona’s Quambie Park social inclusion centre for our aged. Culture and tourism have also been supported with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre a funding recipient for their Hubbub Festival and Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation winning approval for the Mountain Bike cross country national series.”

Mr Fitzpatrick said the grants aligned directly with Royalties for Region’s stated objectives of retaining and building the benefits to regional communities and Peel Development Commission’s Regional Investment Blueprint – Strong and Resilient Communities.

City of Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone also welcomed the grant.

“The installation of floodlighting over two fields at Peelwood Reserve will be a welcome addition to our community recreation facilities. The new lighting will allow our residents and sporting club members to enjoy their sports, leisure and healthy activity into the night,” Mayor Vergone said.

Member for Dawesville, Dr Kim Hames MLA, said the funding will Peel’s benefit Peel’s youth.

“Sports precincts are integral to our community, particularly our youth.  Peelwood Reserve is a multi-use facility however currently only one oval at the complex offers quality sports flood lighting. Installation of additional sports lighting to the southern ovals at Peelwood Reserve will allow soccer, hockey and cricket clubs to extend their hours of training and competition,” Dr Hames said.

A current round of Royalties for Region’s funding is open, and applicants are invited to contact the Peel Development Commission’s Grants Officers on 95354140 for further information.

A full list of the Regional Grants Scheme recipients follows:

 

Recipient nameProjectGrant
Mandurah Performing Arts CentreHubbub –   Mini Festival by the Sea$50,000
Mandurah and Peel Tourism OrganisationMountain Bike Australia Cross Country National Series double header$53,000
FairbridgeFairbridge CARE School – Stage 2$70,100
Shire of BoddingtonCity precinct activation nodes$71,635
Bibbulmun Track FoundationBibbulmun Track – Murray River Bridge$112,000
Quambie Park Waroona Inc.Social Inclusion Centre for the Aged$140,215
Forest Heritage CentreForest Heritage Centre Revitalisation II$195,150
Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleStatic Water Supplies, Jarrahdale$250,000
Shire of MurrayMurray Regional Equestrian Centre Cross Country Course$257,900
City of MandurahFloodlighting Installation – Peelwood Reserve 2 and 3$300,000