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The City of Busselton is set to gain $70,000 for sporting events

Craig DuncanSouth Western Times
The Busselton Jetty Swim is among the events receiving funding from the State Government.
Camera IconThe Busselton Jetty Swim is among the events receiving funding from the State Government. Credit: Taylar Amonini, Busselton Dunsbo/RegionalHUB

Major Busselton sporting events are set to receive a boost with a share of $70,000 in the latest round of government funding.

The City of Busselton will receive $20,000 to support the Busselton Jetty Swim, and $50,000 for the Busselton Festival of Triathlon as part of the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program..

Several other South West sporting events are set to benefit from the program such as the Margaret River Ocean Swim which will receive $38,875 and the Augusta Big Air Nationals $27,400.

The Collie River Mountain Bike Marathon will receive $30,000 and the Collie HikeFest $14,993.

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Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman said the program aimed to encourage community participation.

“Many regional WA events are supported in this round of funding, aimed at overcoming the extra challenges of distance faced by our regional athletes and competitors,” Mr Templeman said.

Twenty sporting events across the State will benefit from the $635,715 program.

Applications for the next round of funding will open on January 29.

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