Vital flood mitigation works, irrigation installations, essential course upgrades, and accessibility initiatives are some of the vital projects several clubs can complete following the announcement of successful grant applications under the Sports Infrastructure Recovery Fund announced earlier this month.
Fifteen clubs across New South Wales have successfully applied through the scheme managed by the NSW Department of Sport, with funds provided coming from both the NSW Government and the Commonwealth.
All up, the grants received by Golf Clubs across New South Wales totalled almost $4.5 million.
Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW, said the funds would significantly help all the recipient clubs.
“The hard-working memberships of these clubs will be thrilled to know they will soon have facilities repaired and golf courses returning to normal after the flooding they experienced last year.
“Without the assistance of the State and Federal Government, many of the clubs impacted would have struggled to complete the required recovery work.”
The successful Clubs and some of the projects are:
Sports Infrastructure Recovery Fund 2022/23
Bankstown Golf Club:
Fairway Drainage works and water reuse facility – $411,965.
Bayview Golf Club:
Construction irrigation and subsurface drainage to mitigate flooding – $482490.
Wentworth Falls Country Club:
Install accessible facilities following storm damage to the upper level of the clubhouse in Feb 2022- $172,495.
Construction of geo-hex cart paths allowing motorised cart use for the aged 65+ – $170,000.
Warringah Golf Club:
Restore bridges and future-proof pathways from future weather events – $229,874.
Macksville Country Club:
Raise several greens and tees and add additional drainage – $273,000.
Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club:
Introduce a full irrigation system, increase the course’s climatic resistance, and reduce the draw on town water. – $500,000
Tuross Heads Country Club:
Upgrade drainage on sections of the course to prevent closure during rain events – $211,970.
Springwood Country Club:
Rectify areas of the course where paths were washed away – improve water runoff and resilience to rain events – $34,240.
Paterson Golf Club:
Upgrade earthen course paths with all-weather concrete paths – $250,000.
Wellington Golf Club:
Renovation of golf course irrigation system – $495,000.
Armidale Golf Club:
Improve drainage system, repair existing dam wall and improve water storage and harvesting – $170,888.
Glen Innes Golf Club:
Install access paths and undertake essential ground works to ensure the golf course can remain open and provide access to people of all abilities – $243,405.
Nyngan Golf Club:
Repair clubhouse following water inundation, replace damaged outdoor decking and have the building inspected by an engineer for further damage – $67,350.
Dunheved Golf Club:
Upgrade gravel cart access pathways destroyed by flooding to concrete pathways, which offer resilience during future floods – $253,000.
Coraki Golf Club:
Repair damaged tracks and construct new tracks to enable the club to be much more flood and weather resilient, and erect a new front fence partly washed away during the recent floods – $400,000.