- State Government contributes $1.75 million to Kimberley Aboriginal communities for sport and recreation projects.
- Five Fitzroy Valley Aboriginal communities to get more than $400,000 to construct/upgrade general-purpose playing surfaces.
- $1.34 million also allocated to help build better facilities in One Arm Point and Wyndham.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray made the announcement today in the East Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing.
The funding is part of a total of $1,748,721 provided to Aboriginal groups for three major sport and recreation projects in the wider Kimberley region.
The funding is provided under the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) administered by the department.
Of that total, $402,745 will fund the construction of three new multi-purpose sporting courts and upgrade two other sporting courts.
The multi-purpose courts will be located in the Junjuwa, Bayulu, Noonkanbah, Yakanarra and Wangkatjunka communities.
The communities were selected as they are the five largest communities in the Fitzroy Valley region and also represent the main five language groups in the region.
The other two CSRFF projects to be funded are:
- $591,783 to the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley to upgrade change rooms and lighting at Clarrie Cassidy Oval in Wyndham; and
- $754,193 to Ardyaloon Incorporated to construct two basketball courts with lighting in the northern reaches of the Shire of Broome.