Cobden considers country club proposal

COBDEN could be home to a Murray River-style country club if an ambitious plan gets off the ground. 

A meeting planned for Monday night will outline the ideas a group of residents want explored further. The idea is to create a community/sporting precinct in the vein of a Murray River country club, incorporating the golf course, sports ground and other sporting facilities. 

The plan would be centred around a building capable of seating and catering for 200 or more people. 

This concept has come about as Cobden Golf Club and Cobden Sports Club both look at developing their premises and the Cobden Recreation Reserve embarks on a strategic plan process.

The group has asked shire officers if a feasibility study could be carried out to see if such a project is possible.

While the proposal is not an initiative of umbrella group Progressing Cobden, the people proposing it are using the group’s facilities, services and infrastructure committee as a forum to take the idea to the community. 

Progressing Cobden’s Kelvin White encouraged people to attend the meeting to hear about the project and to show support. 

“Obviously, it will help the case of the group if the request for a feasibility study has the support of the Cobden community,” he said. 

“Because of its role in the community planning process, Progressing Cobden can play an important role in facilitating and canvassing potential support, or otherwise, for the study.” 

Members of the community, golf club and recreation reserve members (including sports club, football/netball and tennis members), school and health service representatives, shire officers and members of other clubs or organisations that might be involved in future discussions are encouraged to attend. 

Monday’s meeting is scheduled for 7.30pm at the Heytesbury Room at Cobden’s Civic Hall. 

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