Further delays confirmed for Darley Football Netball Club Pavilion 

Following advice from Moorabool Shire Council, the process to finalise the Darley Football Club Pavilion has incurred additional delays due to unsatisfactory water pressure in the facility.

The club received an update from Moorabool Shire Council late last week informing that the facility would not be able to be opened as originally planned due to unforeseen water pressure issues.

In a statement from Council, the ‘complex’ issues look to take months to resolve meaning that the opening of the space will likely not be until the 2024 season.

Both the Darley Junior and Senior Football Netball Clubs are devastated by this news after significant delays and interruptions as well as tireless advocating and work behind the scenes from members of the community volunteers, players and officials.

“This is such disappointing news to our community who are having to be patient to access a facility which is sitting there complete. We are all very eager to start using the space which represents so much to so many,” Darley Football Netball Club President Mark Shelly said.

“What these continued timeframe delays don’t illustrate is the tenacity which our volunteers are having to dig deep for to keep our club ticking over and games being played. Hours of Phone calls, emails, meetings, organising and time spent juggling how we can get these players playing- parents and volunteers doing their absolute best and my sincere gratitude to every single person who has been playing their part.”

The temporary arrangements of portables and toilets will be necessary to remain in use and the Club acknowledges that this is not ideal however remains the only solution to enable the season to continue with home games at Darley Park.

“We ask our community- once again- to stay the course. The clubrooms will be incredible once it is finalised and we are certain that we have a state of the art facility that is safe and for everyone to enjoy.” Darley Junior Football Netball Club President Rohan Matthews said.

Further updates will continue to be made as soon as any developments occur.