Mallacoota’s community clubrooms will be finished within the next two months.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester this week visited the clubrooms which have been built on land adjacent to the tennis courts in Greer Street.
“There will be many people in Mallacoota who’ll be excited to know the clubrooms will soon be finished,” Mr Chester said.
“The community has been involved in this project for a long time now. This new asset for the town will be put to use quite quickly after the tradies leave the site and the keys are handed over.
“The town of Mallacoota will have a facility that will be used by local sports clubs and community groups. It will also become an important a focal point and gathering place for the town.”
The new clubrooms have a multi-purpose room that can be used for functions, a commercial kitchen, changerooms and toilets, umpire and meeting rooms, and store rooms.
Construction on the building, which has been funded by the Federal Government and East Gippsland Shire Council, began in August last year. Local contractors have been used whenever possible, providing a welcome economic boost for Mallacoota.
Mr Chester said he was looking forward to visiting the clubrooms when they were in use.
“The spectators will have a great view of the action on the ground from the deck and the rooms will also be handy for those using the tennis courts next door,” Mr Chester said.
“The rooms will become a community and social hub and be well-used by locals throughout the year and visitors during the peak holiday season.
“Mallacoota has weathered a particularly difficult time over the past six months: the completion of the clubrooms is a sign of a better, stronger future for the town.”