Many dollars will make Leschenault lights work

Michael PhillippsSouth Western Times

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke has contributed $50,000 of State funding to install more lights on the ovals at Leschenault Leisure Centre.

Ms Clarke said the money came from the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs project.

“One thing that came up in Leschenault is they needed some lights,” she said.

“I am very pleased to hear the tenders have been advertised and I am looking forward to the lights going up as soon as possible.”

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Leschenault Sporting Association manager Chris Kinninmont said the lights would help to highlight the facilities the Harvey shire has provided.

“This will allow us to hold bigger functions and attract outsiders,” he said. “We have had some conversations with the local Bunbury car show to relocate from their previous venue, because they have grown over the years, and they attract almost 4000 people.

“I think that is a two-day event which is going to be beneficial for the local community and for the shire to showcase what they have developed.”

Harvey shire president Tania Jackson said the money would go towards the budget of $230,000 for the upgrades.

“It is really great that we have got these local community grants available to us as they are making things go ahead a lot quicker than the usually would,” she said.

“Without that $50,000 it would have been another period of time before we managed to access all the money we needed.”

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