Busselton Tennis Club Relocation Signed & Sealed

Published on 01 December 2017

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The City of Busselton and the Busselton Tennis Club have formalised an agreement that will see the tennis club relocated to new premises approximately 500m east of its current location on the picturesque Busselton Foreshore.  In what marks an important historic moment for both parties the tennis club has surrendered the lease on the current clubhouse and will vacate the premises once the new facility is constructed.  The club also signed a lease agreement for the new facility scheduled for completion in October 2019.

The City of Busselton and the Busselton Tennis Club have entered into a funding agreement to construct a state-of-the-art clubhouse and playing courts.  This will see development of a regional level tennis centre on the foreshore.

Relocation of the Busselton Tennis Club and development of a contemporary like-for-like replacement facility on the Busselton Foreshore (East) is one of the core strategies supporting the delivery of the Busselton Foreshore Master Plan.  The signing of these agreements enable the club to remain at its current location until the new facility has been constructed.

President of the Busselton Tennis Club, Barry House said that formalisation of the relocation agreement was sad but also very exciting. “Obviously it’s the end of an era as the club has been at the current site for around 100 years.  However, the tennis club wholeheartedly embraces this fabulous opportunity and aims to build the best regional tennis centre in the country.  With this new agreement signed, we’re cracking on with the work and just keen to get it done.” 

On behalf of the Busselton Tennis Club, Mr House also thanked the City of Busselton for the role they played in the project development.  “We appreciate the City’s constructive, collaborative and cooperative approach.  This has been a wonderful partnership; it represents a great commitment to tennis players and aspiring junior players as well as the broader community.”

Mayor of the City of Busselton, Grant Henley said the City was thankful to the tennis club for embracing the opportunity to develop a new facility on the foreshore.  “There have been some issues to sort through but we’ve worked together to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome.  The club has embraced this opportunity and contributed positively to the project,” he said.

“Signing the lease agreements today gives the club the green light to proceed with relocation planning as well as surety of lease during the construction period.  It’s a win-win situation as we enter into the final stages of the Busselton Foreshore redevelopment.”

Photographed  L – R Mayor Grant Henley, CEO Mike Archer, Sandy Sigelski (BTC Treasurer),  Barry House (BTC President).

Outcomes and objectives outlined in this statement align with Key Goal Area 4 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2017): A community that is welcoming, friendly and healthy.

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