Mount Albert Croquet Club (MACC) Auckland recently received a $6,886 grant from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) to enhance their grey water disposal system. This crucial upgrade ensures compliance with Auckland City Council standards and paves the way for a more sustainable future for the 111-year-old club.
Club President Martin Harvey expressed his appreciation for the grant, highlighting the community effort involved in the project. He shared, “With members pitching in to dig trenches and overcome obstacles like Mt Albert’s volcanic rock, NZCT’s generous support covered essential plumbing and electrical costs. This upgrade is essential for our club, a longstanding hub for outdoor sports since 1913, where we host competitive events, school introductions, and social functions.”
The newly installed pumping solution allows MACC to manage wastewater responsibly, creating a healthier environment for members and visitors alike. This transformation enables the club to operate smoothly and sustainably, continuing its legacy of community service while championing a clean and green approach to facility management.
With over 240 visitors in the past year enjoying the club’s facilities, the new pump solution alleviates any worries about accommodating increasing usage.
Ben Hodges, NZCT’s GM Grants, Marketing, and Communications, adds “NZCT is delighted to help this great club develop sustainable environmental practices for the benefit of all. We’re grateful for the fundraising partnerships we have with Auckland hospitality venues that made this grant possible.’’