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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 01/06/2017.

Update From the CEO

The Equestrian calendar is in full swing with many events being held all over the State each weekend. It is pleasing to see that in the current economic climate both EWA membership numbers and event competitors are running at similar levels to 2016.

EWA would like to remind all of our affiliated clubs that many Grants are available for Clubs through the Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest and Local Governments. EWA includes in our newsletters any upcoming DSR and Lotterywest grant application information and we are happy to support applications. Clubs are best to approach their Local Government directly and again EWA can provide support where needed.

SEC Capital Works
The State Equestrian Centre has just completed the remaining scheduled capital works as part of a 3-year plan funded through DSR which included:

  • New stable dividers in the stable block
  • Installation of fans in the indoor arena and recommissioning of the old exhaust fans
  • New ceiling and air conditioning in the EWA office
  • Repairs to and repainting of the fascia of the Bond Connell Pavillion
  • New lighting at the entrance of the Bond Connell Pavillion
  • Repairs to the glass windows on the first floor of the Bond Connell Pavillion
  • New front fence running along Cathedral Avenue
  • Installation of automatic reticulation to the general purpose field
  • A contribution to PCAWA for their office relocation

EWA is proud to have been supported by Southern Wire, Landmark Midland and Finesse Fine Fencing with their sponsorship of product and labour in the construction of the new front fence.

SEC Levy
At the beginning of 2017, EWA introduced a $5 Facility Levy for horses attending events at the SEC. To the end of April, this has raised $6,900. The projects that these funds have been allocated to include the replacement of the hot water system in the Colts and Fillies shower block ($1,430), purchase of new competition dressage letters for the Harry Boldt International Arena ($1,000, DWA contribution $2,300) and purchase of a new radio microphone and wireless PA system for the Indoor Arena (approx $3,000). Additional projects planned include the purchase of a new jumping rail trailer to store a new set of jumping equipment that has been ordered.

Stabling Fees to Increase 1 July
The SEC will be increasing the cost of stable hire for additional days after the first days hire from 1 July 2017. This is a result of EWA's need to comply with City of Swan and Swan River Trust planning regulations regarding the removal of all manure/bedding from the stables from the SEC site. EWA is, unfortunately, unable to absorb the additional cost of skip bin hire and dumping fees that are needed for us to meet the Local Government and State government requirements. Therefore, the stable fees for EWA members will now be $20 per day. The cost for non-members will remain at $40 for the first day and then $20 for additional days.

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