Sport and recreation kicks goals in City Budget

Published: Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at 3:44:05 PM

Mullewa Rec Centre

Picture Caption: The Mullewa Rec Centre will receive significant renewal works as part of the 2020/21 Budget.

Those accessing sport and recreation in Geraldton will reap the benefits of the City of Greater Geraldton’s 2020/21 Budget with more than more than $1.2 million to be spent in the new financial year.

Little Athletics Sporting Light Towers will be renewed with a $430,000 spend and cyclists will enjoy a new 580m shared pathway on Chapman Road partly funded by a WA Bike Network Grant and part of a the staged development of a shared path from Sunset Beach to Drummond Cove.

Facilities in Mullewa are also set to receive upgrades with significant renewal works to the Recreation Ground and Centre, Mullewa Sportsman Club and Mullewa Swimming Pool.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said sport and recreation had always been a community priority in the Midwest.

“We understand how much our community loves and values sport, and that’s why we are putting money into some much needed upgrades,” he said.

“Not only are some of our ovals and open spaces receiving upgrades, but our highly active cycling community will enjoy the creation of connectivity and a shared space along Railway Street which aligned with our 2050 Cycle Strategy, as well as the extension of the path on Chapman Road.

“Promoting healthy lifestyles has always been significant for the City, and we know how well used these sport and recreation facilities are.”

The Railway Street – Active Street project is fully funded by the Department of Transport.

Engineering and design will also take place for the Aquarena’s 50m outdoor pool, along with other renewals at the facility.

Other sporting ovals and open spaces will also be receiving upgrades including renewal of perimeter fencing.

For more information or to view the City’s 2020/21 Budget, head to www.cgg.wa.gov.au

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