A $ 1.03 million tender for the construction of new tennis courts at Baarmutha Park in Beechworth has been awarded to sports facility design and construction experts, iDwala Pty Ltd.
The project will see the construction of four new quilted acrylic courts, lighting, fencing and all other associated works, including construction of the realignment of the access road and parking lot.
The project is funded by a grant of $ 250,000 from the Victorian government, $ 800,000 from the Beechworth Lawn Tennis Club and $ 35,000 from the Council.
Mayor Jenny O’Connor said the new courts would enhance the convenience of the existing Baarmutha Park sports venue and create increased participation in tennis by providing a compliant, competitive quality facility.
The tennis club was previously based on Albert Street and is using the funds raised from the sale of the site for the new courts.
Work on the site is expected to begin this month with a completion date of January 2022.
The northern entrance to Baarmutha Park will be closed to traffic while construction is in progress, with access to the facilities via the main entrance gate across from Victoria Road.