Blackheath Golf Club secures half million dollar grant 

February 8, 2022
Emma Castle

The committee responsible for applying for grants has come through in a big way for the Blackheath Golf Club. 

The group, which has applied for numerous grants over the years, has secured half a million dollars to upgrade the clubhouse.

President Ian Foulsham told the Blue Mountains Gazette: “That grant application – the sixth one prepared and submitted by the club’s grants committee since midway through 2018 – was completed at the end of September and was largely ‘out of sight, out of mind’ at the beginning of the week before Christmas.”

The Blackheath Golf Club’s outdoor area will be upgraded to become covered.

The club was informed it had been awarded the NSW government’s Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund grant just before Christmas, amounting to $578,000. 

The money will be used to extend and cover the outdoor terrace of the 97-year-old clubhouse. This will be a boon to the Club’s facilities as Blackheath is known for its inclement weather.

 The grant writing committee included Club pro, Darrin Walden,  alongside Phill Paull, Lynne Pressley, Rod Tubbs and Warren Westcott.

Foulsham said: “It has been an evolutionary process involving expenditure of only a few hundred dollars to get a professional quantity surveyor’s assessment of project costs and a professional grants’ advisor to vet our final submission. So $578,000 is a mighty good return on that minimal outlay.”

The extension should be completed before the club’s centenary in October 2024.


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