Ratepayers are less than two years away from losing $250,000 worth of membership fees if the Kalgoorlie Golf Course clubhouse development is not completed in time.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder says the project is progressing “on schedule”, but the council remains in a race against time to complete the clubhouse by January 1, 2015.
If the clubhouse faces further delays, the City will forfeit up to $250,000 a year until it is built under the terms of the contract which led the Kalgoorlie, Hannans and Boulder golf clubs to amalgamate at the $18 million course.
City chief executive Don Burnett said any penalty would depend on the number of members.
“There are currently 473 members and 63 junior members of the golf club and, based on this, the expected costs will be approximately $23,000 a month,” Mr Burnett said.
“We do not expect this penalty will be applied because, as of right now, we are exactly on schedule of where we want to be with the design process. The City has every intention to deliver what was promised to the golf club and we are working with architects Woods Bagot to develop this plan."