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Half a million dollar tennis clubhouse to be built at Slacky Flat, Bulli

The old Bulli Tennis Clubhouse, demolished in March, will be replaced with a new modular designed building after Wollongong City Council voted to accept a tender last night. Picture: Google Streetview

BULLI will receive a new half million dollar tennis clubhouse after Wollongong City Council accepted the tender of Colin Joss & Company for the design and construction of a replacement building at Slacky Flat last night.

Council demolished the old Bulli clubhouse in March 2020 due to termite damage and structural concerns.

The weatherboard building was the original Bulli Bowling Clubhouse and was shifted to the tennis court site in the late 1970s. The Bulli District Tennis Club is operating from a temporary building since the clubhouse’s demolition in March.

The new replacement building will have a similar footprint and functionality to the original building.

Colin Joss & Company’s tender of $514,955 will see the construction of a modular building, as well as footpaths and landscaping.

Also last night, Council accepted a tender of $162,100 from Donnelley Civil for the construction of new public toilets at the Corrimal Tennis Court Amenities.

According to Council the current toilet is in a poor condition and doesn’t meet standards for functionality, usability and Crime Prevention through Environment Deign principles.

The new facility will be in a better location and meet the requirement of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council is focussed on making improvements to the community’s well-used and much-loved areas.

“What’s really great about these tenders is their diversity,” he said.

“Tonight, for example, we’re talking about tenders for toilets, sporting facilities and playground landscape works. We’re looking across the city and working to cater for everyone with the projects we’re delivering.’’

Cr Bradbery said he looked further to Council continuing to work on key community infrastructure in 2021.

“It has been a big year in many ways this year,’’ he said.

“With COVID and everything else that has happened this year we know many in our community are using local sporting facilities, playgrounds, beaches, parks and shared pathways in a way we’ve not seen before. We’re focussed on ensuring these facilities are the best they can be.”


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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