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February 6, 2011

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has encouraged local residents to join in this Sunday’s official opening of the Five Star Project’s new community room and support the committee’s fundraising appeal.

The Five Star Project located in Howard Street, Sale, is currently made up of 10 units which provide affordable housing, a secure environment and shared support for young people with disabilities. Mr Chester inspected the facility with Chairman Leo O’Brien ahead of the official opening on Sunday, February 13.

The community room not only provides residents with a shared space to socially interact and participate in life programs such as cooking classes but will also be available for hire by local community organisations.

Mr Chester was impressed by the new facility and said it is a credit to the hard work of the Five Star Project Committee and also Sale Rotary Club.

“The Five Star Project Committee and the Sale Rotary Club have put in some really hard yards to get this project off the ground,” Mr Chester said.

“Obviously there has also been a great deal of support from the community in helping to raise funds.

“The Committee is also going to launch a fundraising appeal next Sunday and hopefully support from the local community continues to help the facility expand and provide much needed services for an increased number of residents in the future.”

The official opening of the Five Star Project’s new community room and launch of fundraising appeal will take place on site at 2 Howard Street, Sale on February 13 at 3pm.

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