Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

Curtin University Boat Club Secures $20,000 For New Equipment

24 August 2016

Curtin University Boat Club will receive $20,000 as part of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

The Stronger Communities Programme funds up to 50 per cent of small capital projects in local communities. The maximum amount local clubs and organisations can apply for is $20,000.

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons said the Stronger Communities Programme was an initiative to help local organisations grow in the community and the Curtin University Boat Club would use the funds to purchase a new trailer and scull trolley

“The Curtin University Boat Club has more than 120 members who participate in regattas around Western Australia. The new equipment will allow them to transport equipment from its home to the events,” Mr Irons said.

Curtin University Boat Club President Cameron Thorn said the new trailer would enable the safe and secure transport of the clubs fleet to local, regional and interstate events.

“Curtin University Boat Club is fortunate to have strong links with the wider rowing community and has been able to borrow trailers in the past, however this is not sustainable and the club has been caught out at times – members have been unable to participate in formal competition and social events and camps,” he said.

“With the grant, CUBC will be able to purchase a trailer that will future proof the clubs transport needs whilst also playing an important role to securely store equipment that cannot fit in our Salter Point facility.”

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