Belvedere Bowls Club members can’t wipe the smiles from their faces after Frankston City Council backed a major $1.2 million clubhouse refurbishment. The council has awarded Bowden Corporation Pty Ltd the contract to extend the Seaford club’s single-storey clubhouse to include a storeroom, bar, cleaner’s room, match committee room, entry foyer and office, as well as demolish an existing office, refurbish the kitchen and pantry, and carpark work.
“It will be fantastic to get it going; it’s a big project,” said club board member and groundskeeper Rod Atherton. “Bowling is popular and this will provide room for future growth.”
Frankston Mayor Kris Bolam said: “It’s great to know that not only will members once again be able to take to the green, they’ll also have a new clubhouse to be proud of.”
The club, which has about 190 members, came from the 2016 amalgamation of the Frankston RSL and Seaford bowls clubs. The work is expected to be completed by June.