Home Hill News

Tennis Grant approved

Home Hill Tennis Association

THE Home Hill Tennis Association were advised of their success in the State Government’s Minor Infrastructure Program, with the allocation of $250,000 towards a $350,000 project to upgrade their toilet facilities.

Tennis Association Past President, Dallan Garvey was advised that the state government recognised the need to provide continued funding for not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations and local governments throughout Queensland, to support infrastructure projects that benefit local communities.

Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport, Strirling Hinchliffe MP congratulated the club on their success.

Tennis Association secretary, Kate Casswell, who undertook the work for the successful grant, said their current toilets were originally built in 1959 and had a couple of minor upgrades since then.

“Our goal is to upgrade the existing amenities to include a PWD (Persons with a disability) and ambulant toilet that are inclusive and accessible,” she said. 

“This will hopefully increase participation in tennis and in community use of the facilities and to improve the quality and safety for users”.

“New quality facilities will be safer for all users and will encourage participation”.

Mrs Casswell said It had always been a vision for her and her late husband, Col to get the facilities upgraded “and it was even more special, as the club got word of this positive news on the anniversary of his death”.

The Tennis Association has a tax-deductible donations page set up through the Australian Sports Foundation to raise extra funds, if any individuals are interested in supporting the project. 

The Association has also been successful in gaining funds to upgrade the front patio area of their clubhouse through the Pacific Blue Haughton Sustainable Communities Fund.

“We are very thankful to both Pacific Blue and the State Government for these grants,” she commented.

Joel Little has taken over as president from Mr Garvey.