The Loerie Sports Facility in Kouga is set to benefit from a multi-million-rand upgrade – benefitting all sport enthusiasts.
Awarded to LRC Civils by Kouga Municipality, the project to the value of almost R8 million, commenced last month and is set to be completed at the end of September this year.
The work to be carried out will mainly comprise of the rebuilding of the former club house which was demolished to the ground by vandals – leaving only the floor and foundation.
The newly build club house will give support to the combined netball and tennis court to be erected as part of the upgrade, as well as the underroof cricket practice nets which include new concrete pitches.
Both facilities will be fenced.
The perimeter wall will be repaired and extended, while security access gates for vehicles and pedestrians will be installed where needed. The remains of the existing crowd control fence will be removed and replaced with a new fence.
Spectator seating will, furthermore, be constructed, as well as gravel street parking bays.
Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said, “We want our young people to play sport on this upgraded field which, once completed, will offer budding sport stars proper infrastructure to nurture their talents and contribute to social development.
“We want them to learn new skills that will help them build a brighter future for themselves and this community. We want them to grow up and be respectable adults. We want them to value their friends and families. We want them to be successful.
“This sports facility can make that happen if we look after it and use it for what it was intended.”
Hendricks appealed to all community members to not let this treasure – the sports facility that belongs to them – be vandalised or damaged by anyone in any way.
“I look forward to watching this facility become a beacon of hope in the Loerie community.”