Quairading receives funding for recreation ground upgrade

The Shire of Quairading has secured more than $43,000 in grant funding through the state government's Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The grant money will help the shire install new, energy-efficient LED lighting at the Quairading Recreation Ground.

Quairading was one of 22 grassroots sporting projects from across Western Australia that will share more than $624,000 in the latest round of the CSRFF Small Grants program.

Shire of Quairading chief executive Graeme Fardon said he welcomed the announcement.

"This project will ensure that the oval floodlighting are at the standard for football training," he said.

"The project also aligns with the shire's Strategic Community Plan of increasing participation in Sporting and Recreational Activity and the Environmental Objective of reducing council's carbon footprint by installing new towers fitted with energy efficient LED lighting."

The state government offers funding through the CSRFF program to ensure grassroots sporting clubs across the state have access to the high-quality infrastructure and facilities they need in order to grow community participation.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said grass roots sporting projects were important.

"Sporting clubs need quality facilities to foster our next generation of athletes - whether they end up playing for Australia or participating in the weekend leagues for the fun of it," he said.

"Australian women's sport is currently riding high, with world champions in golf, tennis and surfing - and we want to keep that trend going by supporting the next generation of athletes with quality, accessible facilities.

"The CSRFF provides that important support for grassroots clubs, to continue developing athletes at all levels and improving physical and mental health in our communities."

The lighting upgrade project is due to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019.