Stanley. Circular Head Council will provide an additional $20,000 to the Stanley Recreation Ground to go towards its new multipurpose facility.
In September last year, councillors noted an application to the Tasmanian Community Fund seeking $114,395 for the replacement of the Exhibition Hall and committed $110,000 to the project should the application be successful.
The original works involved modification and extension to the existing concrete slab at a cost of $37,300. Since then, there has been concern expressed in reusing the existing slab for indoor cricket as intended.
To remove the existing concrete base and provide a new slab has been quoted at $57,100.
At the Circular Head Council monthly meeting last week, councillors reached the unanimous decision to amend the 2017-18 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates to include the $20,000 loan to offset the cost.
Describing the commitment as due diligence, in supporting the motion councillor Norman Berechree said a good foundation for the facility is fundamental to the success of the project.
Circular Head Agricultural Society and Forest Stanley Cricket Club will also contribute to the project with $41,000 and $6500 respectively.