Almost four decades after the Sunnyvale Sports Centre was
first built, it will be completed, thanks to a donation from
the Otago Community Trust.
The trust gave $150,000 to complete stage three of the centre
- 38 years after it was built.
Green Island Combined Sports Bodies working party member
Graeme Wyllie said the donation was ''very exciting''.
''It means the development is going to proceed,'' he said.
''It's almost emotional. It's brilliant. We have still got a
little of cream to go because we are still waiting on the
drawings from the engineer, but we have been told we will
have them by the end of this month.''
It was hoped the $1.4 million project would be completed by
July next year.
Stage three involves adding two squash courts and a
hospitality area, replacing the gym floor and renovating
It was one of 31 donations made by the trust in May,
Other donations were. -Alexandra: Central Otago Dance
Development, $300; Alexandra Hockey Club, $400; Central Otago
District Council - Vallance Cottage, $1500; Dunstan
Equestrian Centre, $2500; Dunstan Golf Club Inc, $7000.
Balclutha: Jennys Companionship Group Inc, $3500.
Dunedin: Amputee Society of Otago and Southland Inc, $500;
Spring Chamber Music, $1000; Pregnancy Counselling Services
Inc, $1000; Southern Youth Choir, $1000; Sport Otago, $1000;
Dunedin Tap Dancing Society, $2000; Keep Dunedin Beautiful
Committee, $2000; Dunedin Performing Arts Competitions
Society Inc, $4000; Dunedin Marine Search and Rescue Inc,
$4000; Kids Camps NZ, $5000; Hills Radio Trust, $6000;
Dunedin City Council - Puaka Matariki Celebrations, $7500;
Dunedin Opera Company, $10,000; Schizophrenia Fellowship
Otago Branch Inc, $25,000; Dunedin City Baptist Church,
$40,000; Dunedin Civic Orchestra Inc, $55,000; Otago Medical
Research Foundation, $60,000; Friends of the Globe Theatre
Oamaru: Central Coast Country Music Association Inc, $500.
Otago: Skeggs Foundation, $25,000.
Other: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation, $1500.
Roxburgh: Coal Creek Cycleway Trust Inc, $10,000.
Waikouaiti and Palmerston: Kati Huirapa Runanga ki
Wanaka: Wanaka Golf Club Inc, $7000.