The terraces outside Sunnyvale Sports Centre are set to be lined with salvaged Carisbrook seats as part of the long-awaited stage three upgrade of the centre, which is due to be completed in the next year. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Within 12 months, a project which has taken almost four
decades will be complete, its proponents say.
'Fantastic' grant of $3000 to help install seats at
Stage three of the Sunnyvale Sports Centre would be completed
by this time next year, adding two squash courts and a
hospitality area, replacing the gym floor and renovating
existing facilities at the centre, Green Island Combined
Sports Bodies working party member Graeme Wyllie said.
Stage three was meant to be done with the rest of the centre
38 years ago, but after the Green Island Borough Council
folded into the Dunedin City Council the project became a
''small fish in a big pond''.
However, a $150,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust
meant the project could be completed, Mr Wyllie said.
''It's sort of like, in a positive way, the final nail,'' he
said, of the grant.
''It means the development is going to proceed.''
The development was estimated to cost $1.4 million but that
was a year old and would probably be revised up, he said.
It was hoped community support would get the project over the
The working party was asking for people in the community to
give $100, as $10 a month for 10 months, and businesses to
give $1000 to go towards the cost of the development.
''We are looking for the community to get in behind us,'' he
''It's a big, big project.''
The engineer's drawings would be completed by the end of this
month and at that point ''we can go get it fully costed,
quantified and apply for consent''.
Work would start later this year.