Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $19,819 grant to Coutts Crossing Croquet Club to build a second croquet lawn.
“This is the only croquet facility in the Clarence and the club simply can’t accommodate the growing number of players,” Mr Hogan said.
The grant will allow the club to remove the existing clay base and replace it with 750 tonne of sand and overlay it with 250 tonne of top soil, as well as installing an irrigation system and extend the fencing to enclose both lawns.
“The club, which started in January 2015, already has 43 regular players and also caters for school groups, senior groups and disabled groups. The current lawn ca only support 60 regular players before the grass wears out – and demand it double that number.
“Projects under the Stronger Communities Program, like this one, are selected by a community consultation committee that assist with identifying potential projects,” Mr Hogan said.
Community organisations that want to apply for a grant can do so by going to gms.infrastructure.gov.au/UI/PortalEntrance.aspx