Lotterywest grant creates Busselton youth hub
- Premier presents Lotterywest grant of $2,100,821 to the City of Busselton
Grant to support a new youth and community activities precinct
Premier Colin Barnett today presented the City of Busselton with a Lotterywest grant of $2,100,821 towards a youth and community activities precinct on the Busselton foreshore.
Lotterywest support will go towards a new skate and BMX park and adventure playground, which will form part of the greater Busselton foreshore redevelopment which began in 2010.
Mr Barnett said the precinct would be a significant community and cultural asset in one of the South-West’s most visited locations.
“The City of Busselton is experiencing the highest regional population growth in Western Australia and has a thriving regional events profile,” the Premier said.
“The skate and BMX park will not only provide a fun and challenging space for young people to get together and keep active, it will also have the potential to host international skating competitions - adding to the established events program run by the city.”
The precinct will meet the needs of visitors and locals alike, by providing a purpose-built space for community events, festivals and activities for families to enjoy for many years to come.
Since 1991, Lotterywest has given the City of Busselton grants totalling more than $9 million for a whole range of community projects and services.
Last financial year Lotterywest raised $271.3 million to support the WA community including WA’s public hospitals, arts and sporting organisation and more than 1,000 community organisations.
Stage one of the youth and community activities precinct development is due to begin in February 2015
WA is the only State where the money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations that work to enhance the quality of life for all West Australians
For a full list of grants recommended by the Lotterywest board and approved by the Premier visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
Premier’s office - 6552 5000