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 2020 and aligns with the DBCYA 2019-21 Strategic Plan

 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

Car Port Solar System

A Major Benefit grant funding application submitted in February 2020 was 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. View the Solar Car Port drawings here.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – DEFERRED AWAITING NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Pontoon Development

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 a much safer state, unfortunately the blast/paint repairs have not proved to withstand the elements, with rust showing through, and the contracted company are not assisting the club to repair. The Management Committee are exploring options to haul the pontoon out of the water to do remedial works both above and below the waterline. Discussions are also underway for maintenance on the walkway bridge.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – MEDIUM TERM

Wharf Pillar Repairs

The 29 external steel pillars have been identified as needing timely works to stop further erosion leading to weakness. Majority member approval has been obtained at SGM in May 2020 to spend up to $125,000 of club funds to maintain this asset. Since then a funding opportunity (Immediate Works Grant) has come available and the Club is currently awaiting outcome of a submitted grant for $98,000 towards this project.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – SHORT TERM

Storage Facilities for Senior Members

User pays on-site storage facilities would be useful for many senior members.  Space, location and install costs are determining factors. After initial consideration, this project has been put on hold.

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.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION – LONG TERM

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

In 2019 the NT Government has advised of a change in requirement for DBCYA to apply to merge the title for Lot 7303 with our existing crown lease. DBCYA is now required to show full development plans and funding ability to develop the land. In the meantime they have provided for a new Occupation License for Lot 7303, incorporating the pontoon facility.

PROJECT CATEGORISATION –  LONG TERM