Gippsland Auto Museum in Maffra has been successful in receiving funding under the latest round of the #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program.
Local MP Darren Chester visited the museum to announce the funding and discuss the scope of works to be undertaken.
Mr Chester said the museum would use the $20,000 grant to improve the ventilation and useability of the dining area.
“A suspended ceiling and reverse cycle air-conditioner will be installed in the dining area known as the Pitt Stop,” Mr Chester said.
“These upgrades will create a temperature-controlled area within the museum for visitors and the wider community.
“Additionally, the dining area will be able to be utilised by the community in times of emergency.”
Mr Chester said the museum was a unique asset to the region and it was important to support the facility.
“The museum is a drawcard for our region so ensuring it can continue to run and improve its facilities is essential,” Mr Chester said.
“While the museum brings visitors to the region it also boosts the local economy with visitors extending their stay and exploring more of Gippsland.
“I look forward to seeing the completed upgrades and the benefits it brings to Gippsland Auto Museum.”