Members should all be aware of the new building proposal and the construction phase is now scheduled to commence from 7th June, weather permitting.
A temporary pro-shop will be established in a demountable away from the construction zone, this would be further down the old ninth fairway closer to the temporary first tee.
There will be a temporary toilet facility placed on the course until such time the building is complete. The club has asked Council that, if possible, these temporary toilets can be positioned as close as possible to the current 9th green or close to the 11th tee area, based on discussions with many members. It is now our understanding that council will look at these options, but this will depend on sewer line locations in these areas. Council will let us know the outcome shortly.
In the interim however, whilst we do not want to see play slowed, all members should be aware that there is adequate time for our members to use the current facilities and not impact on tee times. With the 10th hole not being used there is enough time to allow our members a comfort stop at the cross over point, without being feeling pressured for time. We ask our members to be always understanding.
On-Course Toilet Facility
Additionally, we raised with Council the need for a permanent toilet facility at the lower part of the course. To fund this, the committee will focus on obtaining a government infrastructure grant to facilitate this much needed additional toilet. Council have agreed to support the club and have plans and costings available for us to use in supporting our applications. Committee member, Steve Osborne is our designated lead on all grants and already has had discussions with our local Federal member on upcoming grant opportunities.
Dedicated Club Facilities
The Council have shown us the internal layout plans for our dedicated club room and office on the lower level. The Council will provide most of the infrastructure needed, leaving the Club with small outlay of funds to have our area all working efficiently once the building is complete.
There is a lot going on and the new building construction will cause interruptions. The first build will be the shed at the rear of the building, and this then will turn into the next temporary pro-shop until the main 2 story structure is complete. We are hoping to be in the new facility by Christmas!
Thank you all for your patience and support.