Lakelands District Open Space: Floodlights for future fields land latest federal funding

The project will also include a playground, an activity zone in the south west corner of the reserve, toilets and change rooms, parking and a clubroom. Photos: City of Mandurah/Supplied.
The project will also include a playground, an activity zone in the south west corner of the reserve, toilets and change rooms, parking and a clubroom. Photos: City of Mandurah/Supplied.

Lighting for the future 10-hectare Lakelands District Open Space is the latest recipient of funding from the federal Liberal government ahead of the May 18 election.

On Monday, Canning's incumbent MP Andrew Hastie announced that the City of Mandurah project would receive $300,000 for the construction of floodlights.

The Lakelands District Open Space is a $7.9 million project under construction on the corner of Mandurah Road and Banksiadale Gate.

Due for completion in 2020, it will include three reserves for shared use between the local community and Coastal Lakes High School.

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Mr Hastie said the cash injection would help increase sporting participation and get "the Mandurah community more active, more often".

"It's so important for our community to have access to enough space for sport and recreation. An active lifestyle is important for mental, social and physical wellbeing," Mr Hastie said.

"Working as a team, the spirit of competition and learning how to lose and win well are all important to a young person's education.

"This lighting will ensure the Lakelands District Open Space is a versatile community facility for everyone in Lakelands and north Mandurah to enjoy."

The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia that will help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.

"The Morrison government is only able to invest in local community infrastructure because of its careful economic management. That success with the budget means we can ensure investment for infrastructure and essential services in local projects like this," Mr Hastie said.

The project will also include a playground, an activity zone in the south west corner of the reserve, toilets and change rooms, parking and a clubroom.

For more information on the project, visit the City of Mandurah's website or click here.