Country clubs big winner for sporting grants

Collie Speedway is one of 16 regional clubs to benefit from the state government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.

Five Perth-based sport and recreation projects have also received funding - taking the total amount allocated this round to $697,000.

Premier Mark McGowan visited the Harvey Brunswick Leschenault Football Club to deliver funding to help develop standalone women's change rooms, while Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray hit Collie Speedway to provide the facility with $21,291 to install new track lighting.

HBL Football Club received $75,000 for the project and club president Craig Carbone said it would help the oval become on of the best in the league. The sport funding provides sport and recreation clubs and local governments with funding support to help develop grassroots sport projects - providing communities around the State with places to play sport and recreate.

Sport and recreation minister Mick Murray said Country WA was the big winner, with 75 per cent of funded projects based in regional areas.

"With everything from swimming pool improvements to sports courts and BMX track upgrades, there is a wide spread of sport and recreation activities being supported this round. The CSRFF enables grassroots clubs and local governments to build quality local sporting infrastructure, helping WA communities stay connected and mentally and physically healthy."