Grant for Manurewa tennis court covers

Publish Date : 08 Sep 2023
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Manurewa-Papakura Cr Daniel Newman, right, joined local board and tennis club officials to celebrate a $400,000 grant that will help cover four of the club's courts.

Plans to build a cover over four Manurewa Tennis Club courts have received a $400,000 boost.

Project Dome, the club’s plan to cover four courts, received the grant from Auckland Council’s Sport and Recreation Facilities Investment Fund.

Manurewa Local Board chair Glenn Murphy has welcomed the funding.

“Project Dome will take Manurewa Tennis Club to a whole new level.

“The grant is about half the total project cost and provides clarity for other potential funders that we are serious about supporting all-weather tennis in Manurewa.”

“I want to thank Kevin Woolley, Charles Woolley and the club’s committee members, who have worked hard to get Project Dome to the point where it can be funded and delivered.

“We are 100 per cent behind the project,” Murphy says.

Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman is also deputy chairperson of the Wiri Licensing Trust and is confident Project Dome will be delivered.

“Our partner trust (Trillian) has already approved $165,000 for Project Dome. This grant, which is part of a broader funding package worth nearly $12.9 million, will mean the entire project can be funded by Christmas.”

“I want construction to proceed at pace. Getting four courts covered means training, casual tennis and tournaments can take place year-round.

“It also continues the collaboration between Council and the Wiri Licensing Trust, which means we can continue to invest in the upgrade of community sports facilities.

“In recent years we have been able to deliver similar upgrades at other community-owned assets, including Manurewa and Weymouth rugby clubs, Homai Bowling Club, and shortly we’ll deliver an all-weather indoor training facility for Manukau Cricket at Memorial Park,” Newman says.

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