The rebuild of Woodville Hockey Club’s clubrooms was completed in October 2021. This exciting project has delivered expanded and significantly improved facilities for our members, community, visiting teams and other valued users of our facility.
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About the project
Woodville Hockey Club commenced proactively working towards an upgrade of our outdated clubrooms in 2017. Extensive engagement with members, our local community and the City of Charles Sturt, via patron and long-time supporter Cr Oanh Nguyen, resulted in the allocation of $20,000 from the City of Charles Sturt in 2019/20 to explore options and develop concept designs.
In September 2020, the City of Charles Sturt announced the allocation of $1 million to support a full demolition and rebuild. Funding was provided from the federal government’s COVID economic stimulus package. We acknowledge the City of Charles Sturt in providing this much needed funding. It is a significant investment in our club’s future and will enable us to continue to grow and attract new members and users.
Our upgraded clubrooms provide a welcome and inclusive space that supports local recreation and community life. The new clubroom design was developed using the original feedback from the club community, as well as the practical needs and functions of the building to service the community. It includes:
- 4 changerooms
- New bar, canteen and office facilities
- Views of the synthetic pitch and grass fields from the bar and multipurpose space
- Improved accessibility
FAQs – your questions answered:
Who managed the build?
The City of Charles Sturt project managed the build process. Mykra Pty Ltd was appointed as the builder and Flightpath Architects designed the building. WHC was able to maintain responsibility and use of the pitch and grass playing fields throughout the build process.
Where was the funding sourced from?
City of Charles Sturt funding allocation from the Federal Government, through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program ‘COVID Stimulus package’.
When did the demolition and build start and finish?
The build started in April 2021 and completed in October 2021.
What was included in the build?
Building structure, plus verandahs and associated paving, standard fixtures and fittings, commercial grade floor coverings, heating and cooling.
What wasn’t included in the build?
Furniture and effects including whitegoods and other similar equipment.
Were there any temporary facilities during the build?
Temporary toilets were made available in the car park area for the duration of the build. There were no dedicated changerooms. Pop-up bar and canteen facilities were available on most Woodville home days with the appearance of the much loved ‘vanteen’ aptly named A Little Peckish.
Who will be responsible for running and maintaining the new facilities?
Woodville Hockey Club Inc will continue to occupy and run the facilities/grounds under licence from the City of Charles Sturt Council. Woodville Hockey Club will own the building for the lifetime of the asset.
Can other users enjoy the facilities?
Other community groups currently hire or sub-licence the facilities and these types of arrangements can continue.
As a member of the Woodville Hockey Club, how can I help?
We will be calling on the support and input of our members to help to ensure that we are able to open clubrooms with all the furniture and effects that the new space requires. Help us raise funds for furniture and equipment here.
Need to know more?
Contact your friendly committee member or email email@example.com