Local Federal Member fights for funding for WindanSea Clubhouse
Ahead of the 2019 Federal Budget, local Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace is fighting for funding for the proposed WindanSea Clubhouse in Currimundi.
Mr Wallace said that WindanSea’s proposal would create a valuable new asset which will benefit the whole local community.
“WindanSea Boardriders is a great local club which promotes integrity, community spirit and a healthy lifestyle to residents of all ages. Their proposed clubhouse would not only provide a modest space for the club’s meetings, but would be available for low cost hire for nearby schools and community groups.” Mr Wallace said.
“WindanSea Boardriders has more than 100 members in the area surrounding Currimundi who are desperate for a permanent home for their sport, but interest in the clubhouse goes much wider. WindanSea have received more than 300 submissions and letters of support from the local community and I know that both Currimundi Special School and Currimundi State School have expressed an interest in using the facility for training and events.”
Mr Wallace highlighted the clubhouse’s community emphasis and its lack of facilities for gambling.
“Unlike many clubs in our region, the WindanSea Boardriders’ management are totally opposed to any inclusion of poker machines. They have embraced a permanent prohibition on poker machines at the facility being written into any funding agreement. This will be a true community meeting place, and I have no doubt that is why the club already have tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of pledges to provide free materials and work for its construction.”
Mr Wallace called on local residents and club members to show their support.
“I am fighting in Canberra to secure Federal funding to get this construction underway, but I need your help. Email me, contact me through my website, or comment on my Facebook page to show your support for this terrific community project.”