Álbury Netball Association replacement pavilion development application submitted

A LONG awaited upgrade of the JC King Park pavilion in Albury has been kept to the agreed budget of $1.2 million.

The price-tag is confirmed in a development application submitted last week for the project which will see the existing clubhouse and toilets demolished and contained within one replacement building.

The project has been on council's agenda for a decade, but has been stalled by ongoing funding issues including failed attempts to secure NSW Government funding.

A circuit-breaker came in the council 2017-18 budget when it agreed to cover a $140,000 short-fall.

The development application prepared by architect Paul Simpson and council's parks and recreation team leader David Armstrong says the two existing buildings have "exceeded their functional life" and urgently need replacement.

JC King Park, which is home to Albury Netball Association, was built in the 1960s on land previously used for a tip which has led to the existing problems.

"Although the social rooms/canteen building is of lightweight construction, it has deflected noticeably due to soil conditions and is well advanced in the inexorably path to condemnation," the report states.

"The toilet building appears to be structurally sound, however it doesn't offer accessible facilities and the cost of upgrading to current requirements would be far greater than the proposal to demolish and incorporate in a new building.

"The new buildings are single storey mildly contemporary and clearly manifest their function and association with this rapidly expanding popular sport.

"The sports pavilion building includes a main covered entry from the carpark, multi-purpose community room, toilet facilities, storage rooms, time keepers' area overlooking the courts and large canteen area with food storage areas."

ANA and council had a "verbal agreement" to share the costs of any project cost blowout from the existing $1.2 million estimate.