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Posted on 19 April, 2017

DSC Wins Immediate Works Grant Funding!

Well 2017 is certainly off to a flying start! 

Hot on the heels of another highly successful Discover Sailing Day, yesterday the office received e-mail notification of a successful $120k application for the NTG’s Immediate Works Grant.

This latest funding continues the outstanding support of the DSC by the NT Government. This grant follows part purchase support for the Club’s flagship Mary Woodrow, safety RHIB the Don Rayment, the new Elliott Keelboat Fleet and numerous other valuable project contributions to the Club’s administrational operation in recent years.

As these works have been approved for an immediate start, work will commence as early as next week, and continue over the next 8-10 weeks.

Full upgrades are planned in all main Clubhouse male and female toilet areas focusing on tiling, lighting, toilets, partitions, basins, mirrors, plumbing and general fixtures. Additionally, modifications will be made to the Club’s existing office areas to enable the Sailing Manager and Training Co-ordinator to re-locate into the Club’s central office location from the Sailing Tower. And last but certainly not least, the former Gaming Room will receive a much needed general makeover.

Every effort will be made to minimise the inconvenience to members and visitors while these works take place however there will no doubt be some short-term impacts on amenity. On behalf of the Management Committee, I offer an advance apology to all members for this unavoidable inconvenience.

Special credit to Rear Commodore House Derek Cooper and to his energetic house committee for putting together the successful grant application. Well done! Grant opportunities do not come up every day and demand quick, coordinated action by all concerned. This latest success is set to deliver another great outcome for the Darwin Sailing Club.


John Melenewycz

General Manager - Darwin Sailing Club 

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club