State Government rejects sports investment ‘cost shifting’ claims

CUTS DEFENDED: Sports Minister Corey Wingard has denied changes to sport facility funding, which will now require councils and clubs to fund 50pc of project costs, seeks to cost shift from state to local government. The minister met with key stakeholders to discuss an ambitious upgrade for the Kalangadoo War Memorial and Sports Park after cutting a funding program that may have provided $313,000 to the project cost.
SPORT and Recreation Minister Corey Wingard has rejected claims the State Government’s new sporting facilities fund seeks to “cost shift” to local councils.

Mr Wingard met with key stakeholders at the Kalangadoo War Memorial and Sports Park earlier this week to discuss an ambitious upgrade to facilities a month after cutting sports facility funding.

The Kalangadoo club had applied for $313,000 under the previous State Government’s program – or 75pc of the total project cost – to fund a new changeroom area.

Ahead of September’s State Budget, the government

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