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GRANT SUCCESS !

UPDATE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

I am pleased to announce DBCYA has been successful in obtaining funding support to blast and paint our 29 aged and rusting wharf pillars. After missing out on Immediate Works Grant funding back in April 2020 as the Club did not have the required occupation certification, the DBCYA senior members voted at SGM (July 2020) to commit up to $125,000 of club funds to do these repairs. Shortly afterwards a second round of the Immediate Works Grant was announced and an opportunity presented to obtain said certification to be eligible for this funding round. I’m pleased to advise after quite an involved process, including additional certifications and plumbing modifications, we obtained the required retrospective certification and duly our second application for funding has been approved.

We have been granted $98,000 towards a total project cost of $146,000 (ex GST), including a larger budget for welding but also the install of an additional berthing station near the end of the wharf (access at lower tides), with extended poly pipe pillars and ladder like the existing wharf mid-way berth. This does not include a solid bottom rest at this stage, so this will initially be for quick turnaround access for provisioning etc on the high tide. More info will be provided in due course.

This now means a club commitment of up to $48,000, instead of the provisioned $125,000. We anticipate works to commence in short order, factoring in weather of course.

I would like to extend wholehearted gratitude to the Northern Territory Government’s Jobs Rescue and Recovery Program for this funding assistance.

We have also recently utilised successful funding from the Northern Territory Government’s Grass Roots Program to train club volunteers, hard stand occupants and Sadgroves Creek residents in first aid.

I look forward to seeing you all at Dinah soon,
Wendy McCallum

the week ahead

WED 03 FEB:
Entertainment
: Contemporary R&B with Maia from 7pm
Badge Draw: $900.
Galley Specials: Check the board for Effie’s special home baked dishes
Open hours: The Bar from 3pm, The Galley from 5pm

FRIDAY 05 FEB:
Racing sign-on:
For Race #6 from 6pm - 7pm
Entertainment: Swing rock n roll with The Chordalines from 7pm
Galley Specials: Fish n Chip Friday - incls salad $15
Open hours: The Bar from 12pm, The Galley from 5pm

SUNDAY 07 FEB:
Entertainment
: Jennie Attrill dance groove from 5pm
Race Presentation: 7pm
Open hours: The Bar from 12pm, The Galley from 5pm

Australia Day racing snaps

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GPO Box 1506 Darwin, NT 0801 
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0499 346 242

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