Carine: sporting clubs hurt by building club bankruptcy

Carine: sporting clubs hurt by building club bankruptcy

SPORTING clubs based at Carine Main Hall have been left in the dark, according to Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic, after the City hired a now bankrupt building company to refurbish the facility.

CPD Group won a $3 million refurbishment contract from the City in December, a time when it was understood the company was already in financial strife.

Mr Krsticevic, who had pushed for the refurbishment since 2009, said he had spoken to clubs who expressed frustration at the delay.

“Having spoken to a number of club representatives, I can feel their frustration both with regards to the length of time it has taken to get to this point and the lack of communication and required level of support along the way,” he said.

“The City has been very slow to get to this point, bearing in mind that the council resolution was passed on December 15, 2009 in relation to engaging an architect to develop scoping works for the Carine Reserve Hall in Carine Open Space.”

Stirling acting chief executive Michael Littleton said the City provided an update to affected clubs and the next step was finding a new contractor via open tender.