Pearce candidate makes Wanneroo club funding promise while in ‘iso’

Pearce candidate Tracey Roberts made a funding promise to the Wanneroo Sports & Social Club this morning via Zoom due to Covid-19 isolation protocols.

PEARCE candidate Tracey Roberts was forced to make a funding promise to the Wanneroo Sports & Social Club this morning via Zoom due to Covid-19 isolation protocols.

Mrs Roberts announced that if elected an Albanese Labor Government would deliver $300,000 to upgrade and expand facilities at the club, which was established in 1962.

She said under an Albanese Labor Government, the funding would be provided for upgrades and improvements at the club, including a synthetic green, shaded seating and a patio with a deck and barbeque facilities.

Mrs Roberts, who is also the City of Wanneroo Mayor, only found out she was a close contact of someone with Covid-19 a couple of hours before the funding announcement was due to take place so she immediately had to start isolating for seven days.

Opposition assistant treasurer Stephen Jones was also unable to attend the announcement.

Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton told the audience if Mrs Roberts won the seat of Pearce she looked forward to having a strong federal office in the area as it would be somewhere for constituents to go when they had Medicare or immigration issues.

On Crisafulli Ave the Wanneroo Sports & Social Club is home to more than 1000 members and has up to 5000 visitors a year for bowls, darts, community and sporting functions and other functions.

Mrs Roberts said the club had been a significant part of Wanneroo for many years and the funding would allow them to continue their great community work.

“This announcement will provide the Wanneroo Sports and Social Club with the upgrades they need to expand their family friendly function and community space,’’ she said.”

President Dennis Hampton said the club was a one-of-a-kind family focused club and the funding would provide better facilities for the community and locals at large.

Meanwhile, WA Health is reporting a total of 8145 new Covid-19 cases to 8pm last night.

There were 242 people with Covid-19 in hospital, six in ICU.

Five historical deaths dating back to March 31 were reported to WA Health yesterday, this included a man in his 50s, a woman in her 50s, two men in their 70s and a woman in her 80s.