The executive of the Harden Tennis Club along with members of the Harden Country Club Board hosted a closed meeting at the Harden Country Club on Sunday, February 9 to discuss plans for the town's tennis courts.
Invited were residents directly affected by the proposed relocation of the Towns Tennis courts from its long held position on Albury Street to the former Bowling green site of the Country Club.
Jointly funded by the State Government's "Stronger Communities Grants", Hilltops Council, Kruger Trust and the Harden Tennis Club, the new facilities promise four new courts including two multipurpose courts allowing netball, basketball and Futsal.
The tennis court development application also includes the demolition and relocation of the golf cart storage sheds.
Also invited to the meeting were golf cub members directly affected by the relocation of the cart sheds.
Affected residents voiced their concerns with issues such as the loss of visual amenity, rear access and privacy and also possible noise and drainage issues.
The meeting was chaired by Harden Tennis Club Treasurer Bronwyn Ryan with assistance of Country Club General Manager Christopher Longbottom.
Both Bronwyn and Christopher said they were very pleased with the open, frank and at times emotional but honest tone of the meeting.
"There are some serious questions which jointly will need to be addressed by both the tennis and golf clubs to respect the interests of all parties," said Bronwyn Ryan after the meeting.
There are some serious questions which jointly will need to be addressedBronwyn Ryan
Affected residents will now submit their comments on the project to Hilltops Council as per the conditions of the DA for the final determination. Submissions can be sent to the general manager 189 Boorowa Street, Young NSW 2594.