Yarrawonga Chronicle

Big improvemen­ts continue at ski club

- BY JARED LOUGHNAN

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.

 ?? ?? Mulwala Water Ski Club board member Andrew Starr, Assistant Manager Chris Pearn, local Builder Jack Riches from Riches Homes and Improvemen­ts and Mulwala Water Ski Club President Matt Holgate in front of recent improvemen­ts at the club house.
Mulwala Water Ski Club board member Andrew Starr, Assistant Manager Chris Pearn, local Builder Jack Riches from Riches Homes and Improvemen­ts and Mulwala Water Ski Club President Matt Holgate in front of recent improvemen­ts at the club house.
 ?? ?? Mulwala Water Ski Club board members Andrew Starr and Matt Holgate pictured at the recently completed stage three works at the club’s holiday park.
Mulwala Water Ski Club board members Andrew Starr and Matt Holgate pictured at the recently completed stage three works at the club’s holiday park.

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