Millions cut from community sports program

What they promised

Maintain CSRFF program at $20 million per annum

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What they say now

State Government budget papers confirm a $41 million shortfall over 4 years

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05 Jul 2015 - The Liberal Government has broken its promise to community sports by cutting funding to the Community Sport and Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The Barnett Government has broken its promise to maintain funding at $20 million per annum to assist local council and communities to build local sports infrastructure.

The funding shortfall of $41.61 million over 4 years is detailed in the WA State Government budget papers.  The allocations for 2015-16 and 2016-17 were confirmed at a recent Parliamentary Estimates hearing on 10 June 2015. 

Budget

 

Allocated

Shortfall

2013-14

$12.75 million  

$7.25 million

2014-15

$9.49 million

$10.51 million

2015-16

$7 million

$13 million

2016-17

$9.15 million

$10.85 million

 

 

$41.61 million  

 

The commitment to maintain the funding at $20 million per annum was detailed in the Liberals' Sport and Recreation Policy.

If re-elected the Liberals will: Maintain funding to the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund at $20 million per annum. P4  The Liberals' Sport and Recreation Policy 

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