Planning for Eaton Bowling Club to become a community hub will soon begin thanks to government funding, delivered last week by Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray.
Mr Murray visited the club to present the first installment of $2 million to upgrade facilities during the Fours Classic men’s bowling competition.
“It’s great to see in Eaton there has been some changes in attitude about how we go about surviving into the future,” he said.
“In the first part of a $2 million program it is my pleasure to present the club for a cheque for $50,000 towards planning going forward so we do have a well planned, well thought out club that will become a community hub.
“It’s great to see so many people using the club for events and that is only expected to grow with improved facilities.”
The first $50,000 will be used to begin the design, details and costings for the upgrades.
Eaton Bowling Club president Les Brook said it was great and would help the club move forward.
“To survive as a bowling club you have to diversify, so we realise that,” he said.
“We’ve already started incorporating other community groups like the Jolly Jumpers, the boot scooters and we have another couple of other key groups looking to use the facilities here,” he said.
“We’ve already formed a committee with the Dardanup Shire and we’re looking forward to planning what the best option is for the community here.”