Condingup District Recreation Association receives community centre funding boost

Contestants at the Condingup Community Fair compete in Tug of War in front of the community centre. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Contestants at the Condingup Community Fair compete in Tug of War in front of the community centre. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The Condingup District Recreation Association has secured more than $260,000 towards its Community Centre Expansion Project in the latest round of state government sports funding.

Condingup was named one of 23 communities across WA to receive a slice of $9.35 million in the state government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.

The association will use the grant to relocate its bowling greens and tennis courts to the Condingup Community Centre.

The Shire of Esperance endorsed the funding application in September 2019, and committed to provide one third of the costs needed to fund the project if the application was successful.

Shire of Esperance president Ian Mickel said consolidating the facilities would help create a thriving hub for the Condingup community.

"I think it is wonderful work that they are planning there and it is going to be of benefit to the community for many years to come," he said.

"Many other places in the state have done this previously, bringing together all of their recreation activities in those small satellite towns, it is very important.

"I am delighted at the positive announcement of state funding and its obvious that the Condingup community have raised a lot of money themselves to put into the project and the council is making a contribution because we see it as a benefit to the community.

"I think it is critical infrastructure for them to have to enjoy life, to hold their community together and to take friends into their great facilities."