HAKOAH president Steven Lowy has described a $7.5 million federal government grant as a “very good shot in the arm” for the club’s redevelopment of White City.
With $47 million now acquired of the $65 million needed, it is hoped building will commence in the second half of 2021, once the balance has been raised and the Hakoah board has resolved outstanding issues pertaining to the development’s approval.
Sharma said the new Hakoah White City would be “a great piece of community infrastructure”.
“This is a really exciting project and I’m so pleased that the federal government can be contributing $7.5 million to help realise it,” he said.
The integrated sports, cultural and community venue will have two heated pools, nine tennis courts operated by Maccabi Tennis, a football field, fitness and wellness centre, and enclosed multi-use courts.
It will house spaces for community events, cultural activities, as well as meeting and function spaces, and food and beverage venues and will be open to the Jewish community and broader local community alike.