Purcell announces $300,000 for Macarthur Bowls

from left:James Purcell, Mary Millard, John Bragg & Don Jasper

Macarthur Bowls Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Sunday with a $300,000 cheque delivered by Western District MP James Purcell.

Mr Purcell negotiated state government funding to upgrade and extend toilet and change room facilities at the club, add storage areas, a sick room and shade to the grounds.

"It's really great to deliver funding like this to the club on their 50th anniversary. The existing toilet area is very old and in desperate need of an upgrade, and there were no mens toilets at all," he said.

The Macarthur Bowls Club is one of several community sports clubs that Mr Purcell has worked with to assist them in gaining much needed upgrades. Others have included new netball facilities at the Koroit, the Reid Oval upgrades, and the Port Fairy Bowls Club.

"Many of these small groups don't realise that funding is available or have access to the right people. They make do for so many years, but they really deserve these funds and it's their local MP's job to help them.

"Clubs like the Macarthur Bowls Club are what make our communities great and are an essential service for both young and old," said Mr Purcell.