The future of the Bowral Bowling Club looks bright thanks to an interest-free loan from Wingecarribee Shire Council.
The $231,000 interest-free loan has been granted to help the club install a new synthetic bowling green.
“The installation of a synthetic green could potentially save the club up to $40,000 per year in maintenance costs,” said Mayor Larry Whipper.
“The club will also significantly reduce their water usage and green waste output which aligns with Council’s own long-term environmental goals,” he said.
In addition to the financial and environmental benefits, the synthetic green will also enable the club to gain ‘championship’ classification which is expected to attract more bowlers and increase the number of days of play.
“By creating a higher quality and more durable playing surface, the new green will provide players with an opportunity to exercise in safety and catch up with friends,” the Mayor said.
The loan will be sourced from Council’s Capital Projects Reserve and is secured by a bank guarantee.
Prior to approaching Council for assistance the club had already investigated and applied a range of cost containment measures.
“Bowral Bowling Club has a rich history and is a wonderful asset to our Shire,” the Mayor added.
“We’re delighted to help the club continue in serving our community.”