Tennis facilities given pre-Christmas funding boost

  • 13-Dec-19
  • News Media Release

Plans to redevelop the Logan Park Tennis Centre have been given a significant funding boost leading into Christmas. Otago Community Trust has approved a $350,000 grant to support Tennis Otago with the much-needed facility upgrade.

The two-year $1.7 million face-lift for the ageing Logan Park Tennis Centre will begin with the reconstruction of eight new courts and resurfacing of two further courts. Improvements to the surrounding fencing and amenities will also be advanced in the initial phase of the upgrade, improving both the player and spectator experience.

Tennis Otago chairman John Alexander said the recent grant, along with other funding we’ve received, will help Tennis Otago create a facility that will go a long way in opening opportunities for tennis across Otago.

“We’re thrilled that the Otago Community Trust has recognised the value of the Logan Park Tennis Centre upgrade and awarded this grant for the project.”

Otago Community Trust chair Ross McRobie said while upgrades to the Logan Park Tennis Centre have been a long time in the making, it was important for the tennis community in Dunedin to have taken the time to work with key stakeholders and governing bodies.

“Our Trustees are impressed with the thought and consultation that has been advanced to ensure that the redeveloped tennis facility would complement other sporting codes within the Logan Park sports hub.”

Otago Community Trust was also pleased to award the North Otago Lawn Tennis Association a $75,000 grant to assist with the cost of upgrading the club’s grass courts.

This upgrade will see four of the 12 grass courts developed into hard courts, meaning that tennis could be played all year round whilst keeping the majority of grass courts.  The upgrade would also include the addition of overhead lighting which would mean that the hard courts could be used at any time of the year. 

Further south the Clutha Recreation Centre Inc was also given a funding boost. The trust approved a $70,000 grant to support the Cross Recreation Centre’s building extension project. The Cross Recreation Centre plans to extend its current footprint by an additional 230 square metres. This will create additional multi-use areas for existing tenants, a meeting room and improved storage space.

Otago Community Trust chief executive Barbara Bridger said the Cross Recreation Centre is a valuable community asset that benefits the users and communities of the Clutha District and beyond.

“As one of the major funders of the Cross Recreation Centre nine years ago, we are delighted to be once again supporting the growth of the facility for the people of South Otago.”

In total Otago Community Trust gave just over $1.4 million to 67 Otago community organisations in December 2019.

 

Otago Community Trust Community Grants, December 2019

Alexandra

Central Otago A & P Association

$3,185

 

Central Otago Regional Choir

$5,000

Balclutha

Jennys Companionship Group Inc

$4,000

 

Waiwera South School

$20,000

 

Catlins Search & Rescue

$4,000

 

Catlins Coast Inc

$1,500

 

Clutha Recreation Centre Inc

$70,000

Cromwell

Old Cromwell Incorporated

$88,000

Dunedin

CCS Disability Action Otago Inc

$10,000

 

Dunedin Tap Dancing Society

$2,500

 

GASP! Dance Collective

$500

 

Logan Park High School

$5,000

 

Te Runanga O Otakou

$9,000

 

Kingslea School - Puketai

$4,861

 

Balmacewen Bowling Club Inc

$1,640

 

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

$70,000

 

The Otago Child Care Centre Inc

$35,000

 

Straight Up Trust

$20,000

 

For Trades Apprenticeship Training Trust

$25,760

 

The Waitati Music Festival Inc

$6,000

 

Community Arts and Circus Trust New Zealand

$5,000

 

Alzheimers Society Otago Inc

$6,000

 

Tennis Otago Incorporated

$350,000

 

Bayfield Kindergarten

$4,000

 

Camp Quality South

$5,000

 

ChatBus Trust

$14,900

 

International Festival Environment Science Technology Inc

$52,500

 

Song Leaders Network Aotearoa Inc

$1,500

 

Otago Community Hospice Trust

$30,000

 

Community Colleges NZ Ltd

$4,000

 

SuperGrans Dunedin Charitable Trust

$6,000

 

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

$80,000

 

Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

$5,000

 

Dean & Ella Productions

$7,500

 

Saddle Hill Foundation Trust

$23,000

Mosgiel

Green Street Early Learning Centre

$67,000

Oamaru

Waitaki Summer Music Camp

$2,500

 

North Otago Sports Bodies Association Incorporated

$1,500

 

North Otago Scout Zone

$8,000

 

Harbour Street Jazz Incorporated

$6,482

 

The North Otago Lawn Tennis Association Incorporated

$75,000

 

Oamaru Pacific Island Community Inc

$15,000

Otago

Lauder Ukulele Festival Incorporated

$2,600

 

Outram Volunteer Fire Brigade

$5,000

 

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Inc

$25,000

 

Otago Chamber of Commerce

$45,500

 

SPELD NZ

$9,000

 

New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)

$1,500

 

Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre Charitable Trust

$50,000

Wanaka

QLDC - New Year's Eve Celebration

$5,000

 

Wanaka Rowing Club Inc

$6,000

 

Upper Clutha Historical Records Society

$2,340

 

Te Kura O Take Kārara

$10,000

 

Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust

$5,500

 

Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust

$15,000

 

Kahu Youth Trust

$25,000

Otago Community Trust Social Services Capability, December 2019

Dunedin

Otepoti Collective Against Sexual Abuse

$5,000

 

Anglican Family Care

$5,000

 

Youthline Otago Inc

$5,000

 

Alzheimers Society Otago Inc

$2,800

 

Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council

$5,000

 

Catholic Social Services

$5,000

 

Straight Up Trust

$2,500

 

Disability Information Service Inc

$2,000

 

Age Concern Otago Inc

$2,500

Oamaru

Oamaru Pacific Island Community Inc

$3,900

Wanaka

Alpine Community Development Trust

$1,500

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