IT’S an exciting time for members of the Hawks Nest Bridge Club.
Construction is about to commence on the Club’s new premises.
“We been talking about it for more than 20 years,” Club President Glenn Conroy told News Of The Area.
“All of the time, we’ve been growing and growing and always with an idea to build our own clubhouse,” Glenn added.
The building will be located at the end of the Yamba Street car park, behind the Hawks Nest Mall.
At the recent Grey and Thespian Community day, the Bridge Club members manned a stall on the spot where they will soon be turning the first sod.
“We’ve got everything in place, we’ve got Council approval, we’ve got the builder and we’ve got the money,” Charlie Shuetrim said.
‘’We’ve had a grant of $50,000 from the NSW Government, $33,000 from MidCoast Council and members of the club itself have put in over $200,000,” Charlie said.
“Council has been very supportive, and it will bring people to the Yamba Street area.”
The project will also leave access between the car park and the Hawks Nest mall.
The Bridge Club is hopeful construction will start within the next few weeks with the building completed by the end of the year.
“It will be a huge community asset,” Leslie Falla said.
By Margie TIERNEY