Work progressing on Pukekohe sports club

Above: an artist’s impression of the new multisportfacility being developed in Pukekohe.

Above: an artist’s impression of the new multisportfacility being developed in Pukekohe.

Upgrades to Bledisloe Park in Pukekohe are moving ahead with work starting on a new multisport building for the resident Pukekohe Association Football Club and Pukekohe-Metro Cricket Club.

Developments at the park include a car park extension near the Pukekohe Netball Centre and a new car park to be constructed next to the existing playground.

The old Pukekohe AFC clubrooms have now been demolished and construction of the new multisport facility will be led by the Bledisloe Park Society.

Franklin Local Board has contributed around $750,000 to the project, in addition to funding from the Lotteries Commission, Foundation North (formerly ASB Community Trust), and NZ Community Trust.

“Shared facilities are a great way to ensure sporting clubs have relevant and fit-for-purpose facilities in a way that’s easier to manage in the long run,” says Franklin Local Board member Malcolm Bell.

“As well as leading the development, the society is responsible for fundraising and the future running of the facility.”

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