Mayoral Minute | Upper Lachlan Shire: Sports centre gets ready for kickoff

The council’s Crookwell Memorial Oval Sports Centre project is well underway.

Last month, the council called for design and construction tenders, and last week those tenders were assessed by council staff. The successful tender will be decided at the September 20 council meeting, with construction anticipated to begin next month.

Brian McCormack, mayor

Brian McCormack, mayor

The project will include the demolition of the existing toilet, gym and canteen and construction of a new community sports centre with a club room, gym, change rooms, referee room, storage facility, canteen and toilets with disabled facilities.

Council has applied for NSW Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Grants Program funding, to the Stronger Communities Program for items for the gym fit out, and to the Local Sports Defibrillator Program for a defibrillator.   

When completed, it will be a facility befitting Crookwell’s passionate and talented sporting community. 

The council has consulted extensively on this project via community meetings and an exhibition period, ensuring the design will reflect the needs of our local groups.

The project is jointly funded with $600,000 from the NSW Government’s Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Grants Program, $425,113 from council and pledges of $3000 from the Barbell Club, $2000 from Crookwell Junior Rugby Club, $2000 from Crookwell Senior Rugby Club, $2000 from Crookwell Junior Rugby League, $1000 from Senior Rugby League, $1000 from Crookwell Rotary Club and $500 from Crookwell Lions Club.