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$10,828 IN FEDERAL FUNDING LIGHTS UP PORTLAND GOLF CLUB

$10,828 IN FEDERAL FUNDING LIGHTS UP PORTLAND GOLF CLUB

Improved change room access and lighting upgrades are on the way for the Portland Golf Club who secured $10,828 in funding through the third round of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee was joined by members of the Portland Golf Club to make the announcement.

“The Portland Golf Club was first established in 1927 and upgrades like this will ensure the club can continue to cater for the community for generations to come,” Mr Gee said.

“The club is a popular facility amongst local residents and visitors and I’m delighted they have secured this $10,828 grant to improve access to the change rooms and upgrade the lighting.

“Digital pass locks will be installed on the external change room doors to give members and visitors 24 hour access and some of the internal doors will be replaced with externals doors to increase security from the change rooms into the clubhouse.

“The club will also have solar lighting installed outside the change rooms and car park to add further security.”

The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program was launched by the Federal Government in August last year, enabling sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19. The program is managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.

More information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at www.sportaus.gov.au/csi