Manningham Council is due to commence work on a $400,000 refurbishment to bring the Wonga Park Tennis Club clubrooms up to the current standards and incorporate disability access in and around the building.
The refurbishment is being undertaken as part of Council’s Asset Maintenance Schedule (AMS) Program, with additional funding from the Wonga Park Tennis Club, a grant from Tennis Australia and a community grant from the Bendigo Bank.
Manningham Mayor Cr Paul McLeish said the Wonga Park Tennis Club is a vital focal point in the local community and this refurbishment will ensure that the facility meets the club’s and the community’s needs for many years to come.
“Works such as these are about providing an accessible and socially connected facility, which in turn encourages a healthy and active community.
The club is booming and its strong membership numbers are contrary to the trend for tennis in Victoria, which is currently experiencing declining numbers.
The success of the club is a credit to everyone involved and speaks volumes for the wonderful social and sporting atmosphere that has been created, as well as the nature of the close knit Wonga Park community,” he said.
The refurbishment includes the:
- Extension of the building footprint to incorporate the amenities and storeroom
- Construction of three new interior bathrooms (accessible, male and female)
- Installation of a new relocated and central kitchen, inclusive of a hands-free basin, coved flooring, new cabinets and some appliances
- Extension of the southern steel veranda structure
- Installation of a new roof
- Replacement of all floor coverings throughout building
- Replacement of double doors at entrance to building, with centralised glass aluminium doors
- Upgrade to existing heating and cooling
- Installation of highlight windows on western face, to increase natural light and replacement of eastern windows in aluminium
- Painting throughout building and exterior
- Construction of an accessible connecting path to the north-east car park