$4.9m Golden Bay Sports Pavilion officially opened

The Golden Bay Sports Pavilion is officially open.
The Golden Bay Sports Pavilion is officially open.

TAKING about 18 months to build at a cost of $4.9 million, the Golden Bay Sports Pavilion was officially opened on July 27.

It is the welcome new home for the Secret Harbour Dockers Sporting Association and it is available for hire for the community.

The building features tall glass windows that encompass views of the playing fields either side of it.

The existing facility was expanded to include two more changing rooms, umpire’s room, IT room, first aid room and additional storage.

The new pavilion also houses a big new club room complete with kitchen, bar, office, toilets, universal access toilet and an adult change table.

Theresa Walley spoke and performed a welcome to country at the opening.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the health and wellbeing of the City’s residents were a strength.

“The overall vision for Rhonda Scarrott Reserve is to develop the area into a significant sporting and community asset, which adequately supports the needs of the growing Golden Bay and Singleton communities, and reflects its current and intended future use,” he said.

“I would like to acknowledge the diligence and commitment of the project team and builders BE Projects, Paul Wallace and Ian Rocke and Director Troy King, Site Architecture Studio’s Christian Wetjen and City Officers.”

The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries through the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) contributed $346,605.

The Secret Harbour Dockers Sporting Association (SHDSA) also directly contributed more than $90,000 towards the facility to establish a commercial kitchen and bar servery space.

For pavilion hire enquiries contact shdsasecretary@gmail.com.