Stuarts Point Tennis Club to be upgraded

Published on 19 January 2023

people at tennis court

Kempsey Shire Council and the NSW Government will contribute more than $163,000 each to upgrade the Stuarts Point Tennis Club, including building a new clubhouse.

Kempsey Shire Council General Manager Craig Milburn said the upgrade of the tennis facility will serve the Stuarts Point community and surrounding villages for many years to come.

“The tennis club has always been a well supported facility by locals and visitors. The improvements at the tennis club will ensure that support continues, and also complement the recent upgrades to the Stuarts Point foreshore and the community hall,” Mr Milburn said.

‘I’d like to thank the Stuarts Point Hall Committee and SPADCO and acknowledge the hard work they’ve done to help get this over the line.’

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said $163,805 is being offered to Kempsey Shire Council for the upgrade from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

“This funding is being allocated to; remove the dilapidated Stuarts Point Tennis Courts Clubhouse, build a new purpose-built clubhouse, and install LED court lighting to provide residents and visitors with a quality new facility,” Ms Pavey said.

“The planned upgrade also includes accessible toilets, a viewing deck and improved stormwater drainage.

“The upgraded tennis facilities will provide an amazing space for Stuarts Point and surrounding communities as well as visitors to the region to enjoy.

“As well as providing a day and night venue for tennis enthusiasts, the upgraded courts and new clubhouse will also benefit community groups and schools in the Stuarts Point area which will be able to hire them for events.”

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the grant is being provided through the Department of Planning and Environment - Crown Lands.

“This funding for the Stuarts Point Tennis Courts is part of $16.48 million being offered statewide under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to support hundreds of projects that will benefit many thousands of people,” Mr Anderson said.

“Crown reserves provide land for sport and recreation, homes for community organisations, open space for healthy lifestyles, and protect our environment including sensitive habitat for native plants and animals.”