City works with Bullsbrook golf club to rectify $1.4m faulty retic

Chequers Golf Club in Bullsbrook. Picture: David Baylis
City works with Bullsbrook golf club to rectify $1.4m faulty retic
Chequers Golf Club in Bullsbrook. Picture: David Baylis

THE City of Swan says it is working with a golf club in Bullsbrook to rectify a faulty reticulation system that has set back ratepayers more than $1.4 million.

Chequers Golf Club president Dave Barton said greens staff were working with the City to resolve the problems with the reticulation system.

“We are very happy and extremely grateful for the works that have been carried out by the City of Swan,” he said.

“There have been issues with the system but the size of the project one would expect that.

“Although it has taken some time to fix the issues with the new system the course is a heck of a lot better than it was 10 years ago.

“The course looks better than it’s ever been and we are hoping we will continue to attract new members to the club.”

City chief executive Mike Foley said the quality of the course had increased considerably since the implementation of a new irrigation system.

Mr Foley said city staff have spent, and continue to spend a significant amount of time and effort working with club officials to address issues associated with the introduction of the new reticulation system.

“There are three bores at Chequers Golf Course – the original bore, and two new bores,” he said.

“The original bore continues to yield water at good flow rates, while the two new bores are producing volumes of water at a lower flow rate than anticipated.

“The City has carried out extensive upgrades to the reticulation system at the golf course and has worked closely with club officials to resolve some issues associated with the introduction of this new system.”