January, 2018Construction begins next month on the much-needed new $2.35 million
Arrowtown Community Sports Facility, due to open in June this year.
The first hammer will go in at the site on February 19 - a significant
milestone in the construction of the new community venue.
Representatives from Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre
Incorporated (ACSC) and Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will
be on-site for the community ceremony to mark the occasion.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is providing up to $1m
towards the construction of the new multi-use community facility at
Arrowtowns Jack Reid Park.
Simon Spark of Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre Incorporated
(ACSC) said the focus is to increase the range of facilities and
opportunities for the Arrowtown community through a quality
This is going to be a real asset for the people of Arrowtown, as well as
visiting teams and groups. Were grateful for councils support that
gives us the green light to push ahead. Id also like to thank our other
funding partners that have helped make this project a reality. Work on
the building platform and services has already begun with the main
construction phase starting in January, said Mr Spark.
The architecturally designed facility is intended to meet the needs of a
number of local groups, including Arrowtown Rugby Club and Arrowtown
Scouts. It will include a bar and kitchen, changing rooms, showers,
toilets and function spaces. A main contractor will be appointed in the
next few days following a tender process.
Community groups will be able to book space once the complex is
Arrowtown Ward councillor Scott Stevens said the development of Jack
Reid Park will provide another quality venue for the Queenstown Lakes
Council is delighted to support this project alongside a range of other
funders that will benefit local groups and Arrowtown residents for many
years to come. We acknowledge that ACSC has worked extremely hard
to get to this point and the funding now gives the team full confidence
to finish the job in time for winter, said Mr Stevens.
QLDC councillors have endorsed an $800,000 contribution to ACSC with
additional funding of up to $200,000 to underwrite any shortfall pending
ACSCs applications for funding from other sources.
Once finished, ACSC will gift the building to council to manage and
operate on behalf of the community.
Improvements to the Jack Reid sports field are also under consideration
in the draft Ten Year Plan 2018-28 (LTP) which the council will consult
on early this year.
ACSCs other funding partners for the community sports facility are
Central Lakes Trust, Lotteries, Wilding Trust, Community Trust of
Southland, NZCT, Sevens With Altitude and Arrowtown Rugby Club.
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