Collie Bowls Club receive grant for new infrastructure

Mick Murray presenting the Local Projects Local Jobs grant to the Collie Bowls club.
Mick Murray presenting the Local Projects Local Jobs grant to the Collie Bowls club.

Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray joined an enthusiastic crowd of seniors at the Collie Bowls Club to roll the first bowl to open the new season and announce the delivery of a grant.

The grant, part of the state government’s ‘Local Projects, Local Jobs’ scheme, provides $15,000 for the Collie Bowls Club to undertake work on a vital infrastructure project for the club

Collie Bowls Club President Jim Mackleroy has said the money would used to construct a new wall in the dining hall which sits next to main clubroom area and was a well utilised function area.

New windows and framing will be installed as well post-construction to give the hall a new lease of life.

“As the Patron for the Collie Bowls Club its an absolute privilege to be able to support the club’s future with $15,000 from the Local Projects, Local Jobs scheme,” he said.

“These grants have been vital in providing many clubs and organisations here in Collie with much needed funding for important projects. But they have also given our local businesses an opportunity to grab as much of the work as well.”

The construction of the new wall at the Collie Bowls Club will involve local businesses and the purchase and installation of windows and frames will also be done right here in Collie.

Mr Mackleroy said the club was thankful for the grant.  “The club cannot thank Mick enough for delivering this grant. He said he would before the election and being a man of his word he has delivered on what was promised.”