A delay in the development application process has pushed back the construction date for the Tabatinga Fun and Social Centre at Club Taree.
The club's application was lodged with MidCoast Council in October last year and approved two months ago.
This took longer than expected, with the initial plans indicating an early 2019 start and opening before the end of the year.
The club has earmarked February 3, 2020 as the new date for the start of construction.
Club Taree chief executive officer Morgan Stewart said "the decision to push back construction was not taken lightly."
"Both the Club Taree board of directors and myself believe that rushing the project through construction on tight timelines, while paying premium prices to do so is not a prudent spend of our members money.
"Especially that it would be done on a hope that the construction would be completed in time for the Christmas holiday period.
"We won't rush a project in order to deliver an asset to our membership and our community that wasn't 100 per cent tested and ready to go, so we plan to take the necessary time to construct," Mr Stewart said.
The project, worth about $2 million, was first raised at the club's annual general meeting in May 2018.
It will be unique to Taree, being the first Tabatinga to be purpose-built rather than a fit-out of an existing space.
The centre includes play and climbing elements, attractions and facilities inspired by forests and animals. It will feature four party rooms, a disco room, and four tiers of climbing, slides and activities.
We estimate that upon opening, Tabatinga will generate 20 new jobs and create a family focused community hub for our members and wider community.Geoff Watman, Club Taree president
There will be a zone for toddlers, an interactive game centre, 10 metre high indoor climbing zone, a cafe and alfresco seating. Services will include VIP memberships and out of hours school care.
With a focus on diversifying their services and creating strong revenue streams that aren't related to gaming, club president Geoff Watman was thrilled the project will soon be off the ground.
"Tabatinga Taree is an exciting investment into the Manning Valley and we are looking forward to presenting a professional, family orientated facility for our community.
"We estimate that upon opening, Tabatinga will generate 20 new jobs and create a family focused community hub for our members and wider community.
"We have worked consciously to include aspects of broad appeal to a range of target audiences, while ensuring long term viability of Tabatinga Taree, while also helping cement the short, mid and long-term future of Club Taree.
The project has already received positive and widespread interest from all sectors of our community, which is very reassuring," Mr Watman said.
The next step will see the club obtain a construction certificate.
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