Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks MP has helped make Terrigal’s Christmas wish come true with $275,000 to upgrade the Trojans Rugby clubhouse into a state of the art facility.
Mrs Wicks said the funding under the Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund will transform The Haven into a hive of activity.
“With its picturesque beach setting, the Trojans clubhouse has always had the potential to be a centrepiece at one of the best amateur sporting fields in the world,” Ms Wicks said.
“I’m proud to confirm this funding which can deliver much needed facilities for this iconic and popular community hub – the Trojans Clubhouse. “The revamped venue will include modern conference and events spaces, enabling the club to cater for functions of up to 300 people.
“There are also plans for a gymnasium, creating a commercial opportunity for an operator, and a kiosk which can be utilised for all events held at Terrigal Haven. “This will create even more jobs and opportunities, not only for locals using the facilities but also for nearby businesses as more visitors will be attracted to our region.
“I recognise the outstanding work of the Trojans club, its supporters, and Regional Development Australia Central Coast for helping to secure the funding for this project.” Terrigal Trojans club president, Mr John Stevens said the Federal Government will contribute half of the total cost, which will enable the Club to transform its facilities.
“The clubhouse has been a part of the Terrigal landscape for 10 years – but we’ve realised that it could be better utilised,” Mr Stevens said. “This grant will help develop a state of the art facility, including a permanent club room for our junior and senior clubs, additional storage space and a canteen.
“The canteen will allow continuous business in the nearby restaurant while also being able to run club events in a separate area, or combine both, in a flexible space.”
Dec 11, 2015
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