THE proposed $2.5 million upgrade of the Treloar Park tennis facility passed a major milestone when the development application was approved by Tamworth Regional Council, with conditions.
The application, lodged by the council itself, included works to both the inside and outside of the facility, as well as construction of the new tennis courts.
In the council's application decision summary, the project was deemed unlikely to have major impacts on neighbours.
"The proposal is considered to be satisfactory, having regard to the relevant legislation, council codes and policies and will not have a negative impact on the site or community," the report states.
"The application was notified to adjoining owners in accordance with the TRDCP as it is for works, which has been established during the assessment of the application, unlikely to generate any notable impacts on adjoining properties.
"Accordingly, the application is recommended for approval subject to conditions."
Half of the project's funding is set to come via the federal government, while the rest will be split between Wests ($975,000), Tamworth Regional Council ($225,000) and Tennis NSW ($200,000).
Construction of the proposed $2.8 million project is slated to begin later this month and will include 13 tennis courts, a new car park and an upgraded clubhouse.