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Drouin Tennis Club celebrates $353,000 refurbishment of Balmoral Park Pavilion from Baw Baw Shire Council

Members of the Drouin Tennis Club have gathered to celebrate the refurbishment of the Balmoral Park Pavilion following a $353,000 investment from Baw Baw Shire Council.

By news@gippsland - 19th March 2022 - Back to News

Officially opened by Deputy Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Cr Annemarie McCabe on Saturday night, the refurbishment project originated as a recommendation of the Drouin Outdoor Recreation Plan Review 2019. The outcome is the result of extensive consultation, with the input and guidance of the Drouin Tennis Club and members of the Project Reference Group directly informing the scope of improvement works.

Deputy Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe, Council Officer David McMahon, Drouin Tennis Club President David Kent, and committee members Nick Saddington, Glenn Awty, and Paul Matthew celebrate the opening of the upgraded Balmoral Park Pavilion

Deputy Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe, Council Officer David McMahon, Drouin Tennis Club President David Kent, and committee members Nick Saddington, Glenn Awty, and Paul Matthew celebrate the opening of the upgraded Balmoral Park Pavilion

Facility funding upgrade

Fully funded by Baw Baw Shire Council via their Capital Works Program, the $353,000 upgrade includes:

  • Construction of a DDA compliant accessible car park with tactile indicators and handrails
  • A new kitchen and servery, including new hot water service
  • Increased meeting room space and a change to the roof profile
  • New storeroom and hitting wall
  • New veranda and spectator viewing

A new DDA compliant toilet and shower, modification include:

  • Toilet partitions to provide additional clearance between toilet partitions and walkway
  • Toilet/shower and entry door were also made wider than normal to allow for the wider wheelchairs used in wheelchair tennis

Council officers liaised with the Drouin Tennis Club and the members of the Project Reference Group from the project inception, ensuring the works were delivered smoothly from start to finish. The project employed local contractors and subcontractors throughout, including James G Morrison Builders and Building designs.

Drouin Tennis Club clubrooms at Balmoral Park Pavilion

Drouin Tennis Club clubrooms at Balmoral Park Pavilion

Providing modern facility

"I would like to thank the Baw Baw Shire and Morrison Builders for completing the Balmoral Park tennis club rooms," says Drouin Tennis Club President David Kent. "It has been a privilege to be part of this project and to work alongside Baw Baw Shire Council to help provide a much-needed modern facility for our growing tennis club.

"This multi-purpose facility will be utilised by the wider community for intimate conferences, club meetings and local schools for their tennis tournaments. The new building also provides easy access to all disabled members of the community and offers a baby change room for young and growing families."

Community members mingling in front of the refurbished Balmoral Park Pavilion

Community members mingling in front of the refurbished Balmoral Park Pavilion

Accessible and inclusive facility

Deputy Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said, "Baw Baw Shire Council is delighted to support such a vibrant club so they can continue to thrive and promote healthy physical and social activity. This project means that the Drouin Tennis Club is more accessible and inclusive for all members of the community, and that is a great outcome."

"It was fantastic to see so many people come together to celebrate the delivery of this important project - especially after the difficult couple of years we've all been through." Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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