THE price of a beer will stay down and community support will continue even with plans for the Mossman Memorial Bowls Club to spend close to $2 million on renovations.
Last Saturday committee members voted in favour on going ahead with two projects simultaneously - to construct a roof over the green and the final stage of clubhouse extensions.
The clubhouse extensions will have a new gaming room, an expanded bar stock storage area, office space and document storage, a kids’ room, new toilets and a new entranceway to the club with an undercover drive through pick-up and drop- off area.
General manager Kevin Rynne said there was overwhelming support to go ahead and conduct both projects at once, which will be more efficient and cost-saving.
“The meeting was very affable and all the members were on the same path, there was lots of compliments about the professionalism of the committee and the way the place is run,” he said.
“There is confidence, even though we’ll be going into a bit of debt it won’t cause stress at all and I don’t propose any major changes to our current situation within the community.
“No prices will go up or community support cut, it’s business as usual and further negotiations will now begin with the builder to implement some form of program with the least possible disruption.”
The club aims to start the project after the wet season and although there is no confirmed completion dates, Mr Rynne said they are aiming to have a roof over the green by the middle of next year, with the clubhouse extension to start soon after.
“It should be quite exciting, now we have the project picked out we can get firm quotes, it might be less or a touch more - we’re not going to get a lot of change out of $2 million, it has to be negotiated a bit further then off we go,” he said.
“Everyone’s making their best efforts to take the club forward in a successful way.”
GRAND PLANS: Mossman Memorial Bowls Club general manager
Kevine Rynne and club chairperson Kay