28th November 2018
The Kendall Tennis Club is continuing to upgrade and expand its facilities.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie today announced $6,000 towards the installation of a new solar power system designed to reduce power costs at the local tennis centre.
“The Kendall Tennis Club is one of the most successful local sporting organisations in our local area, continuing to find new ways to fundraise and expand their facilities for the benefit of the local community and I’m delighted to be able to support yet another worthwhile project at the Club,” Dr Gillespie said.
Kendall Tennis Club’s Wendy Hudson said the grant would assist with the purchase of a new solar system consisting of a three-phase hybrid inverter with 9.8kW battery.
“With the build of the new centre, the club has found a large increase in running expenses, particularly electricity. Since 2014, the club’s electricity expenses have more than doubled,” Ms Hudson said.
“Through the purchase of this new solar system and battery for night play, it will reduce our power costs, allowing us to continue to grow our programs and facilities,” she added.
The funding is being made available under the Federal Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Program (SCP).
Under the latest funding round, each electorate will receive $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate.
Dr Gillespie said the additional investment for a fourth round of SCP would ensure that local decision making continues to play a decisive role in funding community building projects.
“Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are awarded to successful applications and I am delighted that the Kendall community has been able to benefit from this important initiative,” Dr Gillespie said.