Sports centre wins $500k

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A Lottery Community Facilities Fund grant of $500,000 has been secured by the Waimate District Council for the Waimate District Community Complex project.

Work on the $3.8 million upgrade of the Waimate Stadium is scheduled to get under way later this year, most likely in early August.

Waimate Mayor Craig Rowley described the grant as a “fantastic result”, given $20.3 million in total was requested from a funding pool with only $6.3 million available.

By Daniel Birchfield

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