The new Pitt Park Clubhouse at Wentworth Falls was officially opened today.
The building, which cost approximately $1.4M, is the realisation of a long-held vision, by both community and council, for a clubhouse that is modern, fit-for-purpose and accessible.
Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said: “Importantly, this new building provides easy access for all abilities, thereby increasing opportunities for local and visiting players of all abilities – and their friends and family – to participate in sport and community activities.”
Representatives from the Australian and NSW governments, Football NSW and Nepean Football joined Deputy Mayor Chris Van der Kley – who presided over the official opening – Councillors Romola Hollywood and Brent Hoare, and office bearers from Wentworth Falls Football Club to tour the new facilities. Also in attendance were Blackheath architect, Ingrid Donald, who designed the building and Darren Price, Managing Director of Westbury Constructions Pty Ltd who built it.
This project was funded by Blue Mountains City Council and Wentworth Falls Football Club, with grant funding from the Australian Government through Sport Australia and from the NSW Government, Football NSW and Northern NSW Football through the Asian Cup Legacy Fund.
Acknowledgement was made of the many years of dedicated fundraising undertaken by the Wentworth Falls Football Club. From the late 90s, the Club Committee envisioned a new clubhouse and began planning, fundraising and applying for grants to achieve this vision. The Club made a substantial financial contribution to the new Clubhouse.
Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said: “It is our hope that Pitt Park Clubhouse will be more than just a building. These grounds have a long history and relationship with the Wentworth Falls and wider Blue Mountains community. This new clubhouse is a community building and facility we can all be very proud of.”
Photo: The official opening of Pitt Park Clubhouse at Wentworth Falls.