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The transformation of facilities at Lucknow Recreation Reserve is well underway with new change rooms and expanded club rooms, to complement the upgraded netball courts.

Local MP Darren Chester said works were progressing and the main building was now at lock up stage with the final fitting out taking place in coming weeks.

“The plasterboard is in place; the cool room has been installed and 90 per cent of the suspended ceiling has been completed,” Mr Chester said.

“The new building is taking shape and once completed the Lucknow Football Netball Club and wider Lucknow community will have a fantastic new asset for many years to come.

“These upgrades are well overdue and will provide players, trainers and officials with the facilities they deserve.”

Lucknow Club Life Member, Tania McNamara said the Lucknow community had been working with all levels of government for many years to finally get these works done.

“The Lucknow community has something to look forward to and these improved facilities will encourage more people to participate in sport in our local community,” Ms McNamara said.

The redevelopment of the clubrooms includes new changerooms, kitchen, canteen and toilet, as well as an upgrade of the social rooms.

The Federal Government is providing $500,000 towards the project through the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program with East Gippsland Shire Council providing matching funding.

East Gippsland Shire Council is managing the project and construction of the new facilities is being undertaken by Bairnsdale’s Brooker Builders.

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