An announcement was made last week by member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan promising a $50,000 boost to the redevelopment of the Kapunda Bowling Club if a Marshall Liberal Government is elected this Saturday, March 15.
The funding will help the $1.1 million project go ahead, which will see the club relocate to Dutton Park and build their state-of-the-art facility.
The proposed upgrade includes an all-weather cover over a new 10-rink synthetic green, new modern change room, club room and catering facilities.
“This funding will be the last piece of the puzzle to unlock this important project,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said.
“If elected, a Marshall Liberal government will support not only the Kapunda Bowling Club to grow, but also the further development of Dutton Park and the use of the existing site for the benefit of other sections of the community.
“This project will make Kapunda a new focal point throughout the state for bowls competitions,” he said.
Kapunda Bowling Club president Geoff Redden said the new facility would enable the club to hold more tournaments, bringing in players from across South Australia to Kapunda.
“We would expect to be playing competitions through winter; we currently don’t play in winter,” Mr Redden said.
The new facility will also benefit the Kapunda High School, which uses the bowling facility in terms one and four as part of its Year 12 curriculum.
“With this new facility the arrangement can be on-going all year, not only for the high school but the primary school could get involved too,” Mr Redden said.
The planning approval for the project came through on March 1 as scheduled and the Kapunda Bowling Club aims at having the complex finished by Christmas/New Year.