Putting away the buckets – Glen Innes Bowling Club Directors Shirley Hutton, left, Matt Jarrett, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Secretary Manager Kylie Stumbles and Director Peter Hutton.
Tuesday, 4 June 2018
MEMBERS of the historic Glen Innes Bowling Club will once again be able to relax in comfort after a hard days play with the instillation of a new roof on the clubhouse now complete.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall called into the club this week to inspect the $77,589 project, funded through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF), which will ensure there are no more leaks.
Mr Marshall said the Glen Innes Bowling Club had long been an important venue in the community.
“The current clubhouse was built in 1967 and sadly over that time the roof has deteriorated, allowing rain to leak into the building causing internal damage and the frantic rush for buckets to catch the stray water whenever it rains,” Mr Marshall said.
“I was pleased to be able to support the club’s efforts to secure this funding, in particular because 2019 marks 100 years since the first clubhouse and green were built on the site where the Glen Innes Motel now stands.
“I congratulate the club on completing this important project on time and on budget.
“I hope the re-roofing allows this facility on Macquarie Street to be enjoyed for many years to come.”
Mr Marshall said it’s exciting to see many of the projects across the electorate, funded through the SCCF, close to being finished.
“The SCCF was set up to support initiatives in regional communities like Glen Innes which improve the lives of residents helping them become more vibrant places to live and work,” Mr Marshall said.
“Nine projects, including the Bowling Club roof, were funded in the Glen Innes Severn local government area and I can’t wait to see the benefits they bring to the community once complete.”
Across the Northern Tablelands, more than 60 community projects received funding through the SCCF, worth more than $11 million.