, 2022-06-26 21:22:00,
The proposed area at Waimate’s Knottingley Park & Arboretum for an international grade 18-hole disc golf course.
An international grade 18-hole disc golf course for Waimate has been proposed by the group behind the $500,000 redevelopment of the district’s White Horse monument.
Waimate2gether’s proposal for the course at Knottingley Park and Arboretum will be discussed on Tuesday by the Waimate District Council.
The course will be the second one in the district joining Victoria Park’s nine-hole course which was opened in November 2020.
Project manager for Waimate2gether, Peter Vendetti, said the Victoria Park course was an introductory course for disc golf.
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“We want to attract players and tournaments from the national and international circuit,” Vendetti said.
“We have applied for a $60,000 funding from the Department of Internal Affairs which is subject to council’s approval.”
Vendetti said, if the project is approved, the course is going to involve a significant amount of volunteer labour for ongoing maintenance and there will be always be a need for volunteers at the course.
“We hope to start work on the project over summer. So, late this year or early next year,” he said.
He said the Victoria Park course has been really successful since it opened, and it’s reached a point where people have been saying it would be nicer to have a…
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