Big improvements continue at ski club
Mulwala Water Ski Club President Matt Holgate said the board have not dropped the ball on investing in existing and new infrastructure to maintain the club’s leading edge in the NSW Club industry.
“In the last financial year, we completed stage three of our Holiday Park redevelopment program, we have also expanded facilities in our club lounge areas and invested in upgrading furniture in both our restaurants,” Mr Holgate said.
“Our strong financial position has enabled the club to continue its move forward with these important improvements while at the same time using and benefiting local trades and businesses.
“The club has maintained a ‘business as usual attitude’ throughout this turmoil and we have proactively pursued projects outlined in our 2019 strategic plan and our capital improvement program remains on track, on time and on budget.”
Ski Club board member Andrew Starr said the completion of stage three of the Holiday Park includes civil works to redesign and rebuild critical underground infrastructure such as power, water and drainage to service 12 sites at an investment of $320,000.
“This now completes all works identified in our strategic plan for the northern end of the holiday park,” Mr Starr said.
“Civil works have been replaced, roads paved, curb and guttering installed, cabins, caravan sites and amenities such as showers, toilets and camp kitchen have all been replaced at a total cost of $2.24 million.”
The extension of the lounge areas has seen a further $340,000 on providing more room and comfort for patrons.
“We have installed additional heating, cooling, misting and the construction of a higher wall to shield from rain, wind and sun glare which will all add to a more comfortable environment for members and guests,” Mr Starr said.
A further investment in furniture in both restaurants also occurred in the last financial year.
The outdoor furniture at Papalia’s Italian Restaurant was replaced in June, 2021 and The Golden Inn Chinese Restaurant furniture was replaced in August, 2021.
“Whilst both restaurants are leased out, it is the club’s responsibility to make sure we maintain the decor to the same high standard we maintain through the remainder of the club house,” Mr Holgate added.
“We look forward to this current financial year where we have more exciting capital improvement projects planned and this will be further highlighted at our annual general meeting on Sunday, November 21 at 10am,” Mr Holgate said.
Despite challenging times with the border closures and restrictions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Mulwala Water Ski Club has continued on with its robust capital improvement program.