Room to move for Deloraine Squash Club
Posted on October 01, 2020
Planning is underway on a proposed new facility.
Deloraine Squash Club will have more room to move with planning underway on a proposed new facility.
As part of the Deloraine and Districts Recreation Precinct Feasibility Study, an opportunity was identified to relocate squash from within the Meander Valley Performing Arts Centre to the Alveston Drive precinct.
In consultation with the Deloraine Squash Club, plans include the construction of four new courts, a viewing area, change rooms, office space and a club room.
“The development has been included in this years’ Capital Works Program as a provisional project, conditional on the finalisation of a funding agreement from the Federal Government’s Community Development Grant Program,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.
Club president Cory Youd said a new facility will be a welcome upgrade for the Deloraine Squash Club.
“It will put our club in a more visible and accessible location. With the potential of more courts, it will make it easier for the club to schedule roster nights and will give the club the ability to expand our membership into the future. This will also allow us to provide development programs, including junior training in conjunction with schools and Squash Tasmania,” Cory said.
Once approved, the $2m development will be built on the western side of the Deloraine Community Complex.
“Subject to final construction cost estimates, the project may be staged, with stage one being the construction of courts one and two followed by the construction of courts three and four and the balance of the fit out as stage two,” Mayor Johnston said.