The Waikerie Bowling Club’s Dome was opened by the Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP on Sunday 3 October.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the $1,384,050 Waikerie Bowling Club project was supported by the Federal Government via a funding grant of $608,982 from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
“The Waikerie Bowling Club’s Dome project saw the erection of a UV protective shade for the two bowling greens and the refurbishment of the aged bowling green.” Mr Pasin said.
“The Waikerie Bowling Club is used by community members of all ages and this upgrade provides a range of social benefits to the community including a high-quality facility and increase in community pride, age friendly community support, attracting visitors and increase in participation.” Mr Pasin said.
“This project delivered economic benefits through the use of local suppliers and contractors and delivered important employment outcomes during the construction.” Mr Pasin said.
Waikerie Bowling Club President Roger Davies said “The Federal Government grant allowed the Waikerie Bowling Club to build a wonderful fabric cover over our greens. This will allow our members and visitors to play in all weather in comfort.“
“The Club members will be able to continue playing now that they can play in the shade, particularly on warm days. We expect many more visitors to our tournaments and this will benefit the town and the district with increased tourism. This will also be a great selling point for bowlers looking to relocate to choose Waikerie.”
“Waikerie Bowling Club will also host more social bowls with community involvement.“ Mr Davies said.
“Waikerie Bowling Club appreciates Tony’s efforts on our behalf.” Mr Davies said.
The Waikerie Bowling Club was a joint project between Federal Government ($608,982), Waikerie Bowling Club (275,068) and District Council of Loxton Waikerie ($500,000).