Doug Shave

Doug Shave

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    Kalgoorlie-Boulder grassed course progress

    16/01/2001 12:30 PM
     
    16/1/01

    The signing of an agreement between the State Government and City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an important step toward a grassed 36-hole golf course for the city.

    “The heads of agreement with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on the course and associated club facilities is a major move forward,” Lands Minister Doug Shave said.

    “Development of the high standard golf complex is part of a broader urban development plan for the north-west sector of the city that will meet housing land needs for the next 20 years.

    “I am confident that the project will also stimulate development of other sporting and community facilities and boost the city’s attractiveness as a tourist destination.”

    The golf course would provide a new home for three existing clubs - Hannans, Kalgoorlie and Boulder - and high class golfing facilities for the public.

    “The complex will be vested in the city which in turn is expected to enter lease arrangements with the three clubs.

    “Access by golfers, who are not members of the three clubs will, however, be assured.”

    The three clubs are expected to merge to facilitate management of the new complex. Land occupied by the Hannans and Kalgoorlie courses would form part of future residential development.

    “The partnership between the State and the City as outlined in the heads of agreement ensures the project achieves the goals for the future growth of Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” Mr Shave said.

    “Construction work is expected to begin later this year after all planning, environmental and mining clearances have been obtained.”

    Media contact: John Clune (Minister’s office) 9213 6500