City of Karratha

City benefits big from grant funding

15 Jun 2015

A pavilion at the Tambrey Oval is the latest City project to benefit from a grants funding boost.

To date the City has received just over $26 million in operating and capital grant approvals over the current financial year helping to boost infrastructure and development in the City.

This most recent application, to the 2014-2015 round of the State Government’s Regional Grants Scheme, with funding from Royalties for Regions, was approved last week to the tune of $200,000.

The new Tambrey Pavilion will include a community hall, kitchen, servery and change rooms with large storage options and open spaces.

City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said funding through grant programs enabled City resources to provide the community with facilities such as the new Tambrey Pavilion.

“We’re developing the Tambrey Pavilion with the intention to create a sporting hub at the Western end of Karratha that provides a community focus for the area. Without the grant support for projects like this funding these kinds of facilities would be much more difficult,” Cr Lally said.

“Each time the City is approved funding for a project the community here is rewarded gaining more mileage from current resources, with this in mind we will continue to apply for grant support at every opportunity.”

Construction at the Tambrey Oval will begin in the coming months with the pavilion set for completion in mid-2016.