Volunteers help build $2m Streaky Bay sports club

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p2166-Streaky-sports-ladiesBy RAE BREWSTER

 

Streaky Bay’s $2m Sports Club, built by the district council and assisted by volunteer workers, was opened on Friday.

 

The project received $1.7m from the Federal Regional Development Fund, and Rowan Ramsey, Federal Member for Grey (Liberal), performed the opening.

 

The building, still in the stages of “almost completion”, will accommodate bowls, football, cricket, tennis, netball, basketball and community groups.

 

The Streaky Bay Bowling Club relocated to the site at the beginning of the season to play on the carpeted greens.

 

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Members assisted with the laying of the two greens and landscaped the area surrounding the bowling greens, with untold hours of labour.

 

It will be a busy place in May 2015 for the Annual Whiting Carnival.

 

Within five minutes’ walk from the caravan park, the facility will offer much not only for locals, but also for visitors.

 

Dignitaries at the opening (pictured, from left) were Peter Treloar, Member for the state electorate of Flinders (Liberal); Rob Stephens, Past Mayor; John Tillack, council CEO; Mr Ramsey; new Mayor Sherron McKenzie; and Dean Whitford, President of the Sports Club.

 

Helen Schaedel and Gay Fiebig are pictured at the luncheon.

 

p2166-Streaky-sports-pols2Streaky Bay is affectionally known in Central Australia as Alice Springs’ beach. Many Alice locals have shacks or holiday homes in Streaky.

 

 

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