Build Takes Sport To A New Level
16 May 2017
INVERELL’S new Clubhouse at the Sports Complex was officially opened today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Council mayor Paul Harmon.
The construction is the latest addition to Inverell’s slew of upgraded sports facilities and provides a long-awaited clubhouse for the nine clubs that call the venue home.
“Today is a major milestone in the $1.2 million, 18-month upgrade of the Sporting Complex. The clubhouse looks terrific and the benefits of this project will be felt by the thousands of locals who use the Complex each year”.
“We acknowledge NSW ClubGRANTS, who provided a grant of $930,000 towards the project”.
Cr Harmon commended the local building team behind the project for meeting strict timeframes for completion.
“The Complex is used year-round and that means Council has tight deadlines for each component of the project, to ensure clubs and schools have a largely uninterrupted season”.
The new two-storey Clubhouse boasts a covered viewing platform, indoor seating capacity of 100, wheelchair access, kitchenette, additional storage areas and views of upper and lower fields to help event organisers.
“It’s a large, modern, user-friendly space and we expect it to be well-used for club meetings, training days, events and presentations”.
Further works scheduled to take place this year include installation of grand stand seating, energy efficient field lighting and an athletics precinct. Earlier project activities included new irrigation and upgrades to playing surfaces.
Cr Harmon believes the improvements place Inverell on an ideal footing to build sports tourism to the Sapphire City.
“The Complex now joins Cameron Park and Varley Oval as first-rate sporting venues and we intend to be on the front foot to bring regional and state level sports fixtures to Inverell”.
Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall agrees and believes the facilities will solidify Inverell’s position as a hub of sporting excellence.
“The NSW Government is proud to support council and the community again to enhance the quality of sports infrastructure.”
“Today’s opening is a major milestone in the development and I look forward to opening the complex in its entirety very shortly.”
Cr Harmon indicated Council is currently pursuing hosting rights for a number of high-level sports fixtures.
The Clubhouse is now open for bookings, which can be arranged through Council on 6728 8288.
|Image: Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall with mayor Paul Harmon.|
For further information contact:
Inverell Shire Council | PO Box 138 | Inverell NSW 2360