Goals in sight for new clubrooms in Glenorchy

Glenorchy City Council is continuing to deliver for our community, despite the challenges of increased construction costs caused by the pandemic.

Work has begun on the new club room, change room and canteen facilities at the Eady Street sportsground in the heart of Glenorchy, only a stone’s throw from its CBD area. Home to grassroots cricket, soccer and football clubs, including iconic Glenorchy born clubs like the Wellington Cricket Club and Glenorchy Knights Rubgy Club, the new club rooms will be a welcome addition for club members and the broader community.

With $1 million in funding from the Commonwealth’s Community Development Grants Program and a further $80,000 from the State Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Grants Program, the project will deliver a brand new facility including home and away change rooms, an umpires room, a scorers and first aid room, fully accessible toilets, canteen and bar facilities and a function space for events.

Mayor of Glenorchy, Bec Thomas, visited the site to watch the pouring of the concrete slab for the new building.

“Glenorchy City Council is delivering a key facility that will transform the way these sportsgrounds are used and loved.

“Glenorchy has a rich sporting history and we strive to encourage activities that bring families and communities together to socialise, exercise and compete.

“The Eady Street Recreation Ground is a long-time, much loved home to many cricket and rugby families and more recently junior soccer, and I know the members are very much looking forward to modern new facilities, which will help cater for their growing participation.”

Despite ongoing challenges with procuring supplies and labour, our project team has worked closely with our builders and designers to find solutions. This means we’ll deliver this important new facility while managing the reality of increased costs in our post- pandemic world” she said.

Like many local government projects across Tasmania and Australia, the Eady Street project been affected by the sector wide increases in construction costs and material and labour shortages. However, the project is now progressing on schedule and is due to be completed by June 2022.