Locals matter at the Condamine Sports Club

The Condamine Sports Club's extension under construction. Pictures submitted.

By Tania Phillips

Condamine Sports Club manager Stephen Domjahn has paid tribute to the venue’s staff and patrons for their support and patience during the six months of renovation work.

“It’s been a bit chaotic in the past couple of weeks – moving pokermachines and things like that,” he said.

However he said the general public and the staff had been very patient and supportive of the work – eager to see and enjoy the finished renovation.

The club pride themselves as being an important part of the community and have been keen to make sure as much of the work has been carried out by as many local contractors and suppliers as possible.

He said construction of the build has been mostly through local tradies and subcontractors alongside leading construction company, Hutchinson Builders.

“We have been renovating for the past six months and we haven’t had any troubles,” he said.

“Hutchison’s have had the main contract – they are running it. But the Condamine Sports Club told them to use as much local trade as possible. Even the local blokes who have been working on it have been pleased to work on it I think. They are happy because it will outlast them.

“Saturn Electrical are doing all the electrics, Condamine Plumbing are doing a lot of stuff, we’ve even got Henry Plumbing and Gas, Ben Brownlie – he did most of the concrete – the bricklayer is a Warwick bloke.

“We have been putting up all the logos – as soon as there is another local working on it – we might have missed a couple but there are about twenty or so different logos. There is a lot. It was a shame that we didn’t use all local. Just with this Covid – construction has gone through the roof. Painting, tiling all that type of stuff. If I wanted a painter from Warwick it would have been February or March minimum or a plasterer. A lot of those trades have been from Brisbane.”

It is all part of the club’s strong community Involvement which includes their continued support of sport and other local events and charities in the community.

The club are strong supporters of Warwick Cricket, Warwick Cowboys, Hockey, Netball and Rugby Union something they are keen to continue in the future.