Work is set to start on the construction of a new clubhouse for the Portland Touch Football Association.
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The new facility will replace the old green shipping container that acted as the club's headquarters at Saville Park.
The $500,000 upgrade has been made possible thanks to funding from the NSW Government, announcement as a 2019 election promise by Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.
The clubhouse includes features such as accessible spectator toilets, player amenities, a meeting room, storage space, spectator viewing area and canteen facilities.
Mr Toole said a site next to the local swimming pool on Williwa Street has been chosen as the location for the building.
"Portland loves its sport and these upgrades will not just assist Portland Touch Football Association but transform Saville Park to benefit the entire Portland sporting community," he said.
According to Portland Touch president Geoff Stait the site was chosen because of its close location to services such as power, sewer and water.
"We're really hoping to get started this month and after Christmas and New Year have plumbing and footings started by about February," he said.
"It's about a two to three month build because everyone comes on site prefabricated. One thing for sure, it's going to be a big upgrade compared to the old shipping container we've used for 35 years.
"The new clubhouse will even have air conditioning. How good will that be," Mr Stait said.
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