AN upgrade to the Kitchener Park grandstand could be on the cards.
At its meeting last week, Gunnedah Shire Council voted to consider adding a roof to the granstand after fresh calls from local stakeholders.
The idea of an upgrade was put to the council via a notice of motion by Colleen Fuller.
“I have been hearing calls for the grandstand to be covered for some time and now the clubs involved have gathered some information about it,” Cr Fuller said.
“As far as I know they have plans, quotes, everything.
“Now they need council to get behind it.”
The council’s general manager Eric Groth said any upgrades to the facility would need the council’s consent.
“It is a council asset and council is the governing body,” Mr Groth said.
“So if any governing body were to make any upgrades they would need the council’s consent.
“I would suggest council look into a cost analysis, investigate what is being asked and look at any potential issues.
“From there, if council were to look at this, we as staff would compile as much information as we can to help make the best decision possible.”
Gunnedah Rugby League Football Club president Dave McCann said the club would welcome any upgrades to the facility.
“I think any improvements to Kitchener Park would be a benefit to the whole community,” Mr McCann said.
“In my opinion, we have one of the best grounds in Group 4 and an upgrade to the facilities may help us attract more events to our community.”
The club president said he hoped to work closely with the council on a potential upgrade.
“It’s very early stages, but it is pleasing to know that council may consider an upgrade,” he said.
“If they do choose to explore the option we will look to work closely with them and help out in any way we can.”
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