Local soccer and little athletics clubs in Noranda are enjoying upgraded facilities courtesy of a $293k investment in the Noranda Sporting Complex.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said providing local clubs with quality sporting facilities is important to their growth and development.
"We are pleased to deliver this upgrade on behalf of the community. The Athletics Field at Noranda Sporting Complex has been transformed from an under-utilised training facility to one capable of hosting a variety of sporting activities at various times.
"Upgrades include new flood lighting, improvements to the running track, new long jump runways, and the relocation of the grandstand and timer shelter.
"Upgraded facilities have provided for a greater variety of sports to be played while new lighting has made it possible for training sessions and games to be played at night.
"Our local sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our community. Run by volunteers, often on a shoestring, these clubs offer community members with the opportunity not only to get fit and active, but to part of team. We are keen to support our local clubs.
"It's been great to see the positive impact the upgrades have had on local clubs.
The City funded the project with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries contributing $66,000 towards flood lighting.
The upgrades have been completed ahead of the winter football season. The oval is used by Noranda City Junior and Senior Soccer Clubs, Football West Referees, Bayswater Little Athletics and local schools.