The Millswood Croquet Club is a successful local sporting club with approximately 80 members with three full-size lit croquet lawns and a small clubhouse building within the Millswood Sporting Complex, Millswood Crescent.
In 2014, Council endorsed the Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex Improvement Plan to provide a coordinated framework for long term improvements of the various sporting facilities within each of the sports precincts.
In 2017, Council endorsed three priority projects at Goodwood Oval and Millswood Sporting Complex aimed at improving existing facilities and increasing participation rates. The projects included upgrades to the Goodwood Oval (football and cricket) grandstand, sports lighting at Millswood Tennis Complex (Goodwood Oval) and a new building and surrounds at Millswood Croquet Club. At this time Council allocated $260,000 towards the development of a new club building and surrounds at the Millswood Croquet Club with further external funding to be sought before a commitment to proceed with this project is made.
In 2019, the Millswood Croquet Club was successful in attracting a Commonwealth Government Community Development Grants Programme (CDG) grant of $250,000, and the Club has also committed $50,000 to the project. Together with Council’s commitment of a contribution of $260,000, this provides a total available project budget of $560,000.
In response to these commitments, Council has undertaken a concept design for the new building and surrounds in 2019/20. This is the first step towards realising new clubrooms as part of the Club’s centenary in 2022.