Club loves prospect of ace new fa­cil­i­ties

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE South Perth Lawn Ten­nis Club will see ex­ten­sive fa­cil­ity up­grades in the New Year thanks to an $850,000 grant from the Hous­ing Au­thor­ity.

The City of South Perth will man­age the club up­grades, which will in­volve eight new hard courts be­ing built and club­house fa­cil­i­ties im­proved.

The Hous­ing Au­thor­ity granted the fund­ing to the club fol­low­ing the in­te­gra­tion of Can­ning Lawn Ten­nis Club mem­bers af­ter the Can­ning club was closed two years ago to make way for a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment.

The Hous­ing Au­thor­ity pledged $850,000 to make room for the ex­pand­ing mem­ber­ship two years ago but South Perth MLA John McGrath said he had been con­cerned the pro­ject had stalled.

Con­struc­tion of the new courts will be man­aged by the City of South Perth and is es­ti­mated to be­gin in Jan­uary.

“I’m very happy the City of South Perth has now signed an agree­ment with the Hous­ing Au­thor­ity to pro­ject man­age con­struc­tion of the new courts and light­ing,” Mr McGrath said.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the up­grades would pro­vide com­pet­i­tive fa­cil­i­ties to cater for the in­clu­sion of the Can­ning Ten­nis Club mem­bers and the com­mu­nity.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

An­dri­jano Jareb, South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty, Tim Freeth, South Perth MLA John McGrath and Stephen Zeeb.

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