Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

$40,000 towards upgrades in Belmont

February 26 2016

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Steve Irons and Phil Marks check out the playground to be upgraded

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons has welcomed $40,000 for two projects in the City of Belmont as part of the Federal Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

The City will receive $20,000 for the upgrade of cricket practice nets at Middleton Park, home of Ascot Cricket Club. It will also receive another $20,000 for the Miles Park Playground Upgrade project.

“These grants will go a long way to ensuring the City of Belmont stays the vibrant, family friendly community it is,” Mr Irons said.

City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks thanked the Federal Government for its Stronger Communities Programme funding saying community members would benefit from better quality facilities at both Middleton Park and Miles Park.

“It is recognised through the sport and leisure industry that high quality, well planned and sustainable facilities encourage participation in physical activity,” Mayor Marks said.

“This in turn will strengthen the provision of sport and recreation services within the City of Belmont and provide increased wellbeing for our community members.”

Both projects were estimated to cost $80,000 each with the City of Belmont contributing $60,000 each to the upgrade of the Miles Park playground and towards the refurbishment of the Middleton Park cricket nets.

Mr Irons said the Stronger Communities Programme played an integral part in the local community.

“It allows community based not-for-profit organisations and local councils the opportunity to apply for grants between $5000 and $20,000,” Mr Irons said.

“The funding can be used for capital purchases and activities that will contribute to an improvement in local community participation, cohesion and vibrancy.

“I look forward to seeing the finished products of the cricket nets and playground.”

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