New clubroom for Cradle Coast canoers
21 July 2017
Joint release with:
President of the Senate
Senator for Tasmania
- Cradle Coast Outrigger Canoe Club upgrade officially opened today
- The project, which was delivered in two stages, will provide modern clubroom facilities and sheds for safe storage of equipment
- The Coalition Government invested $85,000 towards the project
Members of the Cradle Coast Outrigger Canoe Club celebrated the completion of the new clubroom and storage facility on the South Burnie Foreshore earlier today.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project formed part of the Australian Government's commitment to invest in regional communities.
“Outrigger canoe racing, while a relatively young sport in Australia has experienced rapid growth and we now have well over 80 clubs Australia wide,” Minister Nash said.
“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. This project will encourage local youths to participate in this growing sport, while also ensuring the community has the infrastructure it needs to thrive.”
Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said the new facilities will enable the club to encourage participation in recreational canoeing and increase membership.
“Not only will members have the use of a proper change room but they will be able to train seniors and juniors concurrently and expand their fleet of water craft,” Senator Parry said.
“Works included the construction of a clubroom with kitchenette and amenities, and a storage shed for club canoes and equipment. It's great to see this project complete.”
The project was delivered in two stages. The storage shed works commenced in January 2015 and were completed in April 2015. The clubroom works commenced in December 2016 and were completed in April 2017.
This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($85,000) and the Cradle Coast Outrigger Canoe Club Inc ($1,958).