Perth bowls enthusiasts now have greater access to Mount Lawley Bowling Club facilities with the official opening of the club’s new greens and lighting upgrades. The club, in Queens Memorial Reserve north of Perth, received $102,000 in funding as part of an election commitment from the McGowan Government to build stronger, healthier communities.
The LED lighting upgrades to the three lawn bowling greens will mean reduced operating costs, increased participation and greater access to the wider community due to the ability to host night-time games and social events. A major upgrade to the patio area has also been added, extending the coverage of existing art deco buildings.
The club opened the new greens at a community open day with the upgrades ensuring a more sustainable future for the club.
The 113-year-old club certainly punches above its weight, also winning WA Bowls Small Club of the year award for 2022. The club picked up the same award in 2020-21.
A member of the Mount Lawley Bowling Club for eight years, President Terry Conley was also named the Senior Citizen of the Year at this year’s local Australia Day ceremony. Terry served on the committee as secretary for five years and is currently in his third term as president.
“Local sport and recreation facilities are vital for keeping our communities connected, healthy and vibrant,” WA Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman said. “Bowling clubs are at the heart of their communities, providing important social hubs for people to meet and recreate.
“I’m pleased that this funding has delivered important upgrades at a great facility, ensuring activities and events will now be accessible to even more members of the community.”
Mount Lawley MLA Simon Millman said the upgrades will be greatly appreciated by everyone who uses the facilities at the popular venue.
“I am so pleased the McGowan Government has funded these works in line with the 2021 election commitment.”