The DBCYA Management Committee is currently investigating options and costs for strategic maintenance and/or development of the following club facilities to protect infrastructure, develop the club and provide improved services for all club members.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS OVERVIEW

The below information is valid as of October 2021 and aligns with the DBCYA 2021-2024 Strategic Plan

Pontoon and Walkway Certification

As a requirement of our Lot 7303 Occupation License, we are obtaining building certification on this asset. Drawings, Development Permit and quotes have been obtained and welding compliance works (through NT Marine Facility) are due for completion in November 2021.

Walkway Blast/Paint and Safety Upgrades

To take advantage of the pontoon bridge being hauled out of the water, full blast paint and weld repair works, plus new safety grate tread and top landing dock should be completed by late November 2021.

Pontoon

In January 2018 thanks to $30,000 funding from the Northern Territory Government, the pontoon had a water-blast down to the waterline, some holes fixed and new non-slip paint applied along with a range of other safety upgrades including additional ladders and supports.  A new wooden bench was fashioned by Rex Maxwell, who made the original bench back in 1994. Whilst the pontoon is in an improved state, unfortunately the blast/paint repairs have not proved to withstand the elements, with rust showing through, and the original contracted company has ceased operation.

The Management Committee is currently assessing the suitability of two DBCYA owned pontoons situated on Lot 7303 as replacement like for like and the costs to install tie rails, ladders, bollards etc.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – SHORT – MEDIUM TERM

Wharf Pillar Repairs

Majority member approval was obtained at SGM in May 2020 to spend up to $125,000 of club funds to repair this asset due to rust deterioration. A later successful funding application (Immediate Works Grant, Northern Territory Government) injected $98,000 funding towards this project, with repairs commencing in March 2021. Significant weld plating of the more-deteriorated end pillars has increased project costs and these additional works are expected to be complete by November 2021. Thanks to the NT Government for their funding assistance. Anticipated overall project cost: $165,000.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – SHORT TERM

Concrete block wall remediation – between the bar lawn and poles basin (West Wall)

An initial engineering assessment has shown this wall requires a re-build to ensure stability and stop soil erosion. The Management Committee is reviewing options and costs.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – SHORT – MEDIUM TERM

Ablutions Upgrade or Replacement

In response to member interest in seeing this asset improved, DBCYA will look to remediation in conjunction with an anticipated aligned NT Government Grant to be released in 2022.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – MEDIUM TERM if funding assistance procured

DEFERRED / ON HOLD

Car Port Solar System

Grant funding applications have to date been unsuccessful. As there is no existing club infrastructure that will support the recommended size solar system, a new structure must be installed to house the panels, namely a 14 bay car port in the new car park.
View the Solar Car Port drawings here.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – PENDING SUITABLE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Crown Lease Title Merge of the Far Eastern Boundary Land (Lot 7303) with existing Lot 6475

In April 2021 the NT Government has advised DBCYA representatives that the club could apply for a Community Land Grant for the land and water space in Lot 7303, with the intent of subdivision and consolidation with our existing title space. DBCYA was advised of the requirement to forfeit its existing perpetual lease on Lot 6475 in order to be granted a 30-40 year renewable crown lease on the merged title area. At the 2021 AGM, the Senior Members present voted to not pursue the title merge or acquisition of title for Lot 7303 in order to retain their perpetual lease of Lot 6475.

DBCYA currently has an Occupation License for Lot 7303, incorporating the pontoon facility until mid 2025, when renewal options will be negotiated.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION –  LONG TERM

Storage Facilities for Senior Members / Hard Stand Occupants

Lockable sheds for hard stand sites and general user pays on-site storage facilities would be useful for many senior members.  Space, location and install costs are determining factors. Pending funding opportunities.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – MEDIUM TERM

Dredging of the Channel

An estimate to dredge and remove the entire area of silt has been obtained at a cost to the Club of over $100,000. It is acknowledged that dredging the channel would enable members who access the club by tender to be less dependent on tidal movements for access, however this project would depend on external funds to proceed.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – LONG TERM

RECENTLY COMPLETED:

Careening Poles

The careening poles project was completed in April 2020, with 2 new sets of careening poles installed to replace the original deteriorating infrastructure.

 PROJECT CATEGORISATION – COMPLETED

Careening Poles Concrete Basin

The poles basin project was completed in May 2020, with upgraded concrete at sites 1 and 4, providing increased safety and an additional contaminant removal site.

 PROJECT CATEGORISATION – COMPLETED

Side Bar Garden Shade Structure

The long awaited Bar Garden Shade Structure was completed in May 2020 and now provides all-year weather protection to improve enhance the visitor experience and increase patronage in the wet.
Thanks to the NT Government for 50% funding assistance through their Visitor Experience Enhancement Project.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – COMPLETED