Clarence Valley Council faces a bill of at least $30,000 to bring the Maclean Sports Centre up to scratch.
Clarence Valley Council faces a bill of at least $30,000 to bring the Maclean Sports Centre up to scratch.

Sports Centre's poor shutters to get Council compensation

THE council has conceded the Maclean Sports Centre was not built to the best possible standard.

The centre closed on several occasions during the past couple of months when water spilled in through the windows and covered the floor.

Deputy general manager of council Rob Donges said the shutters in Yamba were designed to shut as soon as it started raining.

He said when the time came to build the Maclean Sports Centre there were not enough funds available.

During a council meeting in Maclean on Tuesday night, Cr Jim Simmons said he had received an email from the operator of the Sports Centre which said they felt they had been unfairly treated.

The councillors asked general manager Scott Greensill to calculate appropriate compensation for the contractor.

The council will now put new shutters in place to stop the flooding which will cost between $30,000 and $96,000 according to verbal quotes attained by staff.



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