What the State Budget means for the South West

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Hay Park will get $4 million to upgrade facilities including drainage and lighting issues at the sporting complex.
Camera IconHay Park will get $4 million to upgrade facilities including drainage and lighting issues at the sporting complex. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

Yesterday’s State Budget answered the calls of Bunbury sports enthusiasts who want to see an ageing Hay Park precinct upgraded.

The State Government will spend $4 million to upgrade facilities including drainage and lighting issues at the sporting complex.

However, the upgrades will not happen straight away with the cash allocated in the 2018-19 financial year.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the upgrades were part of the Government’s plan to provide quality community services and facilities.

“A significant $4 million upgrade for Hay Park will ensure our community has access to outstanding sporting and recreational facilities,” Mr Punch said.

From earlier:

An artificial surf reef off a Bunbury beach is closer to reality with some cash set aside in the State Budget for the project.

The State Government will spend $200,000 in the 2018-19 financial year on a feasibility study into the development of a surfing reef.

Bunbury’s BP Beach has been earmarked as the location for the project.

An artificial surfing reef in Bunbury has been talked about for more than a decade, but is yet to come to fruition.

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