Sportsville on its way

Kauri Coast Recreational Society chair, Chris Biddles, confirms that the Dargaville Sportsville facility will soon be underway

The Kauri Coast Recreational Society have announced that the Dargaville Sportsville facility at Memorial Park will soon be underway, with the building contract signed with the Arco Group, a Whangarei-based construction company.

“We are very happy to have finally got to the point of being able to sign-up Arco, after literally months of hard work in redesigning the building to fit with the funding that we have confirmed,” said society chairman Chris Biddles.

“It has certainly been a frustrating time while we have tried to fit the design into the available funding, but we are very happy to now be in a position to start the construction of the facility in the coming months.”

Work is still being undertaken by project managers Griffiths and Associates to sign up a contractor to build the netball and tennis courts. This is expected to occur in the coming weeks.

The project has been made possible through grants from Foundation North, $1.033m, New Zealand Lotteries, $650,000, and Pub Charity $178,000. 

These grants followed initial seed funding from Kaipara District Council $100,000, and local stakeholders $220,000.

Mr Biddles stressed there is still a need to continue with local fundraising as there are still smaller aspects of the project that need financing.


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