Finalists in Tidy Towns Awards


Mt Martha Bowls and Petanque Club, MT MARTHA
Merging and Conserving our Clubs Culture

A couple of months ago we were advised that the Shire had entered us in the Sustainable Communities Heritage & Culture section of the Victorian Tidy Towns awards program. After a zoom meeting with the judging panel we have made it though to the finals with the winners to be announced on Saturday October 16th.

Our nomination was as follows:

The project commenced in 2021 where a deteriorating, unused bowling green was converted into a centre for excellence for petanque on the Mornington Peninsula that offered a Boulodrome of national and international standards.

The massive project involved excavation of the unused bowling green with over 500 tonnes of gravel used to build the terrain. Care for the natural environment was paramount, as well as the use of existing draining.

The newly merged clubs – Mt Martha Bowls and Petanque Club and the Boulodrome – were launched on 12 March 2021. The following week, a highly successful Victorian tournament of 28 teams was held.

The new club has now strengthened membership with over 300 members participating in both recreational sports.

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