BRIGHTON Council has been successful in securing another Commonwealth grant to develop community facilities in the municipality, this time for improvements to the Weily Park Oval in Bridgewater.


The $192,000 grant will assist in funding the upgrade of the existing change-rooms and the kiosk, the provision of additional toilets and bathrooms, a new umpires’ changeroom and storage area, and extensions the veranda to provide additional shelter.


The $326,000 cost of the project will be supplemented by $90,000 in Council funding and a further $44,000 of Council in-kind support.


Mayor Tony Foster said Bridgewater’s Weily Park was an important sporting and recreational centre for the Brighton municipality and the upgrade will enhance the facility for all users.


“The grant, part of the Commonwealth’s Community Sports Infrastructure Program, builds on Brighton’s success in gaining government funding for important community projects,” Cr Foster said.


“It follows successful grant applications we have made for initiatives like the upgrading of the Brighton Bowls and Community Club, our streetscape project and other community projects.


“Work on the upgrading at Weily Park will take place over the next few months and the facilities should be available for the peak winter sporting season.”

Cr Foster congratulated the Council team responsible for developing and submitting the successful grant application and thanked the Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP for supporting the Brighton submission.