A major stage in the transformation of Flynn Hall into a modern community space is now underway.
Local construction businesses have until next week to submit a tender to build the new hall.
Local MP Darren Chester said the Federal Government was providing $1.2 million for the redevelopment of Flynn Recreation Reserve, which includes replacing the old structure.
“The current hall is rundown and is not fit to be used by members of the public,” Mr Chester said. “Local residents have been asking for a new hall for a long time, so there will be many people who will be pleased to know the project has reached this important milestone.
“The old structure will be demolished and a new building erected in its place. There also will be work undertaken on other facilities at the reserve, including the public toilets.
“The new building will be modern, fully-accessible and user friendly and be a space that everyone can use and enjoy throughout the year.
“Whether the new hall is used for a local fundraiser, performance, meeting or social event, it will be a valuable community asset for many years to come.”
Mr Chester said he hoped the work undertaken at the reserve would create opportunity for local tradespeople, suppliers and service providers.
“Government funding for community infrastructure projects like this one provide a much-needed boost to the economy in the Latrobe Valley,” Mr Chester said.
“By supporting local businesses, we are supporting local jobs.”
Tenders close on Thursday, September 10.
For further information, visit: https://www.eprocure.com.au/latrobe/