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Squash courts to materialise soon

NEW squash courts are a step closer to becoming a reality.

The Gladstone Tennis District Association sub-committee meet tonight to examine the builders’ quotes which have been submitted for the work.

GDTA secretary and sub-committee member Andrew Bauer said three tenders had been accepted and a preferred bidder would be chosen in the very near future.

Certain minor obstacles have meant the process has been more drawn out than the committee would have liked, however  

“We’ve had some fun getting the plans completed and approved,” Bauer said.

Construction would begin as soon as possible, once the job has been awarded.  

“As quick as we can but it will depend on the chosen builder on when they’re ready to go,” he said.

In an ideal world, the building would be finished in September, but Bauer is hopeful the courts will be christened with their first smudges by year’s end.

Five courts will be constructed on the eastern side of the current Gladstone Tennis Club building and trees have been cleared from the area in preparation.  

Gladstone District Tennis Association received about $500,000 in federal government funding last year for the project, and Bauer expects the sport to be invigorated as a result.

“It’ll be fantastic for squash as it provides a guaranteed court solution. It’s a community asset here; it’s not private property and is designated for this use.”

Bauer said Gladstone Regional Council had been very helpful with the process along the way, espcially sport and recreation officer Steve Bankier.  




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