City of Melville receives $700,000 from State Government for Tompkins Park Sporting Hub

The City of Melville has received $700,000 in funding from the State Government to contribute to the Tompkins Park Sporting Hub redevelopment, which includes the amalgamation and relocation of Melville and Mount Pleasant Bowling Clubs.

The application for funding was a result of the City’s Lawn Bowls Strategy that was approved and endorsed by Council in October 2016; the funding will go towards assisting the relocation of the Bowling Clubs.

The funding was part of the State Government’s Annual and Forward Planning Grants for the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The City is progressing discussions with all clubs involved to finalise the plans, with the aim to complete the project by mid to late 2018.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City was thrilled with the announcement and thanked the Premier and the State Government for their contribution to this exciting project.

“This announcement of $700,000 will contribute greatly to the relocation of the Melville and Mount Pleasant Bowls Clubs into a state-of-the-art facility at Tompkins Park,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“The City is working cohesively with the respected clubs.

“The Department of Sport and Recreation must have been impressed by our Bowls Strategy that provides a clear vision for the sport of Bowls in the City of Melville, for now and the future.”

The City further received $97,333 for flood lighting at John Connell Reserve, Leeming.

Image caption: Member for Bateman Matt Taylor, Acting Premier Liza Harve, Ken Atkins President of Melville Bowling Club, City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey, Iris Lewin-Jones President of Mount Pleasant Bowls Club and Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies.

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