Tick of approval

ON SITE: Site foreman Justin Lowe, project manager Frank Gillings, Corey Wingard, Amy Allen, Kelly Richardson and Al Schumann (Cleve Sporting Bodies), Peter Treloar.
ON SITE: Site foreman Justin Lowe, project manager Frank Gillings, Corey Wingard, Amy Allen, Kelly Richardson and Al Schumann (Cleve Sporting Bodies), Peter Treloar.

In a tour of Cleve on Tuesday, state recreation and sport minister Corey Wingard has met with Cleve Sporting Bodies members for an update on the construction of the new club rooms.

The Cleve Sporting Bodies received a grant late last year from recreation and sport for $630,000 to replace the storm-damaged building.

It has been three years since winter sport was played in the town.

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar brought Mr Wingard to the Cleve Oval for a tour of the construction site.

Community members showed Mr Wingard around the temporary setup used for cricket matches during the summer.

Mr Wingard said he was impressed with the multi-purpose aspect of the club rooms.

The new clubrooms will facilitate football, netball and multiple summer sports in the same space and will be  able to be used in emergency situations.

"It's going to be so well utilised," Mr Wingard said.

Sporting bodies was unsuccessful in its first two grant applications to fund the project, requiring $250,000 in council support to get the application over the line.

Mr Wingard said sporting bodies was successful in its grant application because of the way the redevelopment could be used by a variety of community members.

"The more projects can reach into more sports and more community groups and have a wider spread, it probably makes them better in their application process," he said.

Mr Wingard praised the Cleve District Council and the wider community for their contributions to the project.

"To see the council come on board, the community come on board to help fund it as well, it's going to be an outstanding facility for everyone," Mr Wingard said.

The complex is due to be complete in late 2019.