Brunswick bowled over by grant for synthetic green

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Shire president Paul Gillett and Brunswick Bowling Club men’s captain John Exton, vice-president Peter Lewis and treasurer Ross Warburton on the greens which will be getting a revamp after a council grant.
Camera IconHarvey Shire president Paul Gillett and Brunswick Bowling Club men’s captain John Exton, vice-president Peter Lewis and treasurer Ross Warburton on the greens which will be getting a revamp after a council grant. Credit: Briana Fiore

Almost half a million dollars was shared among Harvey Shire Council community groups and organisations for the 2020-2021 grants scheme.

Of the $478,371 handed out, more than 50 per cent of it went to groups within the Harvey area and 15 per cent of the grants went to organisations in Brunswick.

Among the Brunswick grant recipients was the Brunswick Bowling Club.

A total of $59,000 has been allocated to help fund its new synthetic surface. The estimated cost of the project is $213,000.

Club treasurer Ross Warburton said he was delighted to hear the news after applying for the grant.

“We have 160 members and they will be thrilled to have a new synthetic surface to bowl on,” he said.

Vice-president Peter Lewis said the process had been quick and he expected the project to be finished by this time next year.

Men’s team captain John Exton said the new synthetic surface would help teams train for competitions and tournaments.

“We will no longer be disadvantaged, it will be great to train on both surfaces once it is done,” he said.

Harvey shire president Paul Gillett said the upgrade would be terrific for the community in Brunswick.

“It would bring Brunswick up to scratch with other upgraded greens within the shire.”

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