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Lotterywest grant creates Busselton youth hub

Tuesday, 7 October 2014
  • 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.


Fact File

  • 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

Premier’s office - 6552 5000

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