Labor promise boost for Eaton club
Eaton Bowling Club has been promised $2 million to develop into a multi-use facility if a Labor Government is elected at the next State Election.
Opposition Leader Mark McGowan made the promise at the bowling club today claiming the club was “crying out for this type of facility”.
“The community of Eaton is growing but it doesn’t have a community hub that offers the opportunities for hosting weddings, 21st and disability events,” he said.
“I want to see the Eaton Bowling Club redeveloped so it becomes a community hub for a range of activities so people in Eaton don’t have to travel far afield to conduct those events.”
Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said he had worked hard with the bowling club committee to accommodate the needs of the community to create a hub of activities and events.
“The way we’ve got to go with clubs is to have a community hub, not just a bowling club but to look at the future and how we are going to go forward,” he said.
“The building is very 60s and the actual area has grown so much.
“Let’s make sure we have somewhere people can recreate.”
Eaton Bowling Club president Rick Lyon said the redevelopment was something the community and bowling club needed.
A decline in memberships meant the club needed to diversify its services.
“With the introduction of lifestyle villages and retirement homes where they are all putting in their own greens, it means our membership declines,” he said.
“The way that the clubs can go forward and meet financial commitments and expand in the community is to be apart of that community.
“Disability have already looked at this place and because we didn’t have disability toilets facilities they shied away from it.”
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