Central Coast Council we need our club house!
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On the 10th of May 2013, the clubhouse of the Wyong Lakes Australian Football Club was razed to the ground by fire. The building was one of the oldest in the Wyong Shire and had served as the Maternity Ward of Wyong Hospital before being moved to Don Small Oval, Tacoma. The historic building was the spiritual home of our football club for nearly 40 years, hosting presentation days, victory celebrations and events. Club members were literally crying the morning after it burnt down.
For over four and a half years now the club has been pushing to have a new building erected. The building was insured and after clean up of the site $256,000 in insurance money was remaining. Since the fire the club has worked hard and been successful in obtaining a further $200,000 in grant money from the Federal and State Governments and the AFL. This money being to add to the budget to have the project completed and upgrade the change rooms.
For over 1640 days the club has struggled on with substandard facilities including a canteen that Council only put hot water on to this year but for which the Council charges our club their highest ground hire rate!
The club has worked tirelessly since the fire, jumping through every hoop the council has asked it too. Yet on completion of every task Council finds some reason or excuse to delay, the latest being a delay to go to tender. Project time lines set by council are consistently missed or adjusted to push them out longer. Ever week this procrastination goes on the project will cost more.
Central Coast Council give our club the building it needs and do it now, no more excuses. Enough is Enough.
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