Construction of the Joan Nicoll Tennis Centre

Media Release

WT233/2014

13 November 2014

Tennis players in Tweed Heads will be delighted with the Joan Nicoll Tennis Centre, a project funded under the Australian Government's Community Development Grants Programme.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said he was pleased to be onsite today to inspect  the site where the pro-standard tennis centre will be built.

“The Australian Government has committed $250,000 to Tennis Terranora Inc. to get this project underway,” Mr Truss said.

“The Australian Government is pleased to partner with Tweed Shire Council for this project, with Council contributing $145,000 to this $395,000 project.

“This funding is another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building valuable social infrastructure in communities across Australia.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million towards almost 300 community projects across Australia.”

Mr Truss said works on the Joan Nicoll Tennis Centre will include completion of two hard surface courts and three synthetic surface courts to international tennis standards, including the installation of lighting.

“Australian Government funding will also support the construction and fit out of a new amenities building and new club house facilities, with the club to include a canteen, office and store room,” he said.

“The Joan Nicoll Tennis Centre is named after Joan Nicholl, a long-serving coach who dedicated her highly regarded skills to the youth in the Tweed Shire area.

“Joan has recently retired after nearly 30 years of dedicated coaching for the Tennis Terranora Club.”

Works on the Tennis Centre will commence shortly, and are expected to be completed in mid 2015.