The grass will be greener all year round at the Torrensville Bowling Club with the completion of a new undercover synthetic bowling green.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal National Government’s $750,000 investment in a 12-rink undercover bowling green would give both casual and professional bowlers the rub of the green.
“By providing a new surface to play on, this synthetic green will increase sporting options for local residents while potentially bringing more state, national and international bowls matches to the venue,” Mr McCormack said.
“It’s also provided a boost to the local economy, supporting eight construction jobs while allowing the club to extend its trading hours to draw in more bowlers and volunteers.
Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston spoke at the official opening today and said the undercover bowling green would help expand the appeal of lawn bowls to a new generation of players.
“With several high schools in the region offering lawn bowls as part of their school sporting curriculum, these new undercover lanes will offer schools the security that sports matches won’t be cancelled due to cold or rainy weather,” Senator Ruston said.
“This upgrade complements the newly renovated clubroom, with kitchen and bar facilities, in expanding the club’s potential and promoting lawn bowls as a fun and relaxing community sport.”
The project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal National Government investing $750,000 and Torrensville Bowling Club contributing $870,080.