Funds provided to fix vandalised pavilion at Tintenbar Oval

THE announcement a pavilion at the picturesque Tintenbar Oval is to be restored has pleased Teven man Tom Wallbank.

Mr Wallbank views the pavilion, which was badly vandalised late last year, as a memorial to his late brother John, who passed away two years ago.

It was John who designed the 1978-built pavilion based on the historic stands at North Sydney Oval where the final of the domestic one-day cricket tournament was played last weekend.

But Mr Wallbank is quick to also note that a lot of people were involved in getting the pavilion built.

Tintenbar Tennis Club pushed Ballina Shire Council - which is the reserve manager for the Crown land the oval and tennis courts are on - to repair the pavilion.

Tennis club president Ricky Johnston said it was "fantastic" when news came through council had secured a grant to restore the pavilion this financial year.

She said restoration of the pavilion gave the oval the potential to be used for community events, social cricket games, weddings or even to promote the oval as a picnic place.

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