WFC secures $1m council loan for club room rebuild… KICK OFF

THE Waikerie Football Club has secured $1 million in its first, “most important” step towards completely replacing its club rooms with a modernised, updated building, after a “very positive” response from the local council last Friday.
Waikerie Football Club (WFC) members attended the District Council of Loxton Waikerie (DCLW) meeting last Friday at Loxton in the hopes of obtaining council’s support for its $3 million club room rebuild.
WFC president Brendan Sidhu delivered a presentation on the club’s redevelopment plans to council, and said the response received was “very positive”.
“Council is supporting our club room rebuild and has agreed to loan the WFC $1 million over 30 years,” he said.
“Going to council was the first big step in this massive project, and it was the most important one.
“Now, the Redevelopment Committee will start looking into grant funding that we can apply for – we have been in contact with (Member for Barker) Tony Pasin and (Member for Chaffey) Tim Whetstone, who have also responded positively, for any State or Federal grants we can look into.”
Mr Sidhu said the WFC plans to meet with likely builders and have engineering plans drawn up during its grant seeking process.
“It’s looking really positive at this stage, and we’re excited to keep this project moving forwards,” he said.
“We’re very appreciative to council for seeing the numerous benefits of replacing the club rooms, as they are used by the entire community, not just the footy club, and will be another great feature to the town.”

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