Clubhouse powering ahead for next season

one’s Site Manager Paul Cronin with Dirk Overton of Kiama Power and Bluestone Director Michael Emmett

Kiama Power’s clubhouse on Bonaira Oval has been demolished to make way for its new one.

The club won a $666,000 grant to assist with its construction from the NSW Government in June.

Stage 1 due for completion by the start of the 2021 season in April.

A local firm, Bluestone Building, has been engaged to do the work. A total of 150 tradespeople, primarily local, will contribute to the building of the new facility.

“We wanted to have a local firm do it so that the money will stay in the region,” says President of the Junior Club, Dirk Overden.

“We have already worked closely with them on the design and project management of the building, so the benefits flow both ways.”

Stage 1 will see the construction of the entire two storey building to lock up, and the completion of the downstairs area.

This will comprise new home and away dressing rooms for both male and female teams, a canteen, an umpires room and storage.

“We wanted to make sure our growing number of female players had their own facilities,” says Mr Overden.

“We will be the first club in the region to do so.”

The club is in the process of applying for grants to complete the upstairs fit-out of the function room, bar and viewing deck.

At time of writing, the search was still on for a time capsule which is understood to have been buried 25 or so years ago.

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