The Active Spaces team are responsible for leading the City’s recreation planning and strategy development for sporting facilities with the aim of increasing participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Facility Grants

The City provides funding to incorporated not-for-profit organisations towards the development of sport or recreational facilities to assist with increasing participation through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well designed, well managed and well utilised facilities.

Funding is available through the City’s Sport and Recreation Facilities grant for developments located on Council owned or managed land within the City of Canning. In addition, organisations may apply for funding from alternative sources to help strengthen the financial contribution towards a proposal.

Clubs must liaise with the City of Canning’s Grants Officers and the Active Spaces team prior to commencing the Sport and Recreation Facilities Grant process. This is to ensure proposals meet legislation requirements and the City’s strategic needs.

Types of facility projects that the Active Spaces team will be looking to support include:

  • Change rooms and ablutions.
  • Clubrooms including social space, kitchen, administration areas and viewing areas. Please note that these areas have a minimal impact on physical activity and would be considered a lower priority.
  • Floodlighting projects.
  • New Playing surfaces—ovals, courts synthetic surfaces etc.
  • Resurfacing of existing sports surfaces. It is expected that facility managers will budget for these items as part of the ongoing operation of the facility, frequently over 7 to 10 years, and will be considered a low priority for funding. If supported a resurfacing project may attract a reduced funding percentage.
  • Sports storage.

Recent Facility Projects include:

Clifton Park New changerooms facility
Willetton Reserve (South Oval) New floodlights
Shelley Netball Courts New toilet block and storage facility
Shelley Netball Courts Court Resurfacing
Willetton Bowling Club New Clubrooms
Coker Park New changerooms roofing

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government's commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State and provides financial assistance for to develop or upgrade sport & recreation infrastructure.

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