, 2022-07-02 20:29:00,
The proposed area at Waimate’s Knottingley Park for an international grade 18-hole disc golf course.
Waimate District Council has requested more information from a group wanting to build an International grade 18-hole disc golf course.
A report on Waimate2gether’s proposal for the course, at Knottingley Park, was discussed on Tuesday by the council.
Council agreed to support the proposal in principle and requested a detailed design be submitted including a full assessment of the impact the course may have on current and future users, the community and the environment.
The course will be the second in the district joining Victoria Park’s nine-hole course which was opened in November 2020.
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Project manager for Waimate2gether, Peter Vendetti, has previously said the Victoria Park course was an introductory course for disc golf.
“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.
Council’s parks and reserves manager Alison Banks said, having started in California in 1975 with the invention of the metal basket, disc golf has…
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