Maitland Croquet Club will undergo multiple upgrades to its facilities and equipment with a significant funding boost from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund aimed at improving local infrastructure in the regions.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack announced $267,100 in NSW Government funding for Maitland Croquet Club Inc. and congratulated the club’s Construction Coordinator, Wal Mills for their successful application.
“Maitland Croquet Club will now be able to undertake a range of upgrades. These include extending the covered verandah area for spectators, an expanded training room, as well as installing two new unisex bathrooms and a shower,” said Ms Cusack.
“The club will now also be able to purchase new croquet equipment, spectator chairs, line-marking, fertiliser and other vital maintenance equipment to support the club’s increase in participation.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the timing will enable early construction works, with building plans recently approved by Maitland City Council. The contract for the extension was signed on 27 July, 2020.
Maitland Croquet Club Construction Coordinator, Wal Mills was excited to hear of the substantial funding and expressed his appreciation to the NSW Government for supporting the club.
“Maitland Croquet Club is extremely excited and deeply appreciative to receive this funding. This will allow removal of the old rusted shipping containers, and the upgrade of our facilities and equipment,” said Mr Mills.
“Building of additional restrooms and an enlarged clubhouse will also allow increased patronage and give us the ability to cater for state and national competitions, which to-date has been very cramped and extremely difficult.”
courtesy Maitland Mercury
We hope to capture progress of the construction in the gallery below.