Local MP Darren Chester says the newly completed clubrooms in Mallacoota will be a valuable community asset for the town.
Mr Chester was among the first people to stop by the new clubrooms during a recent visit to the town.
“Everyone who has helped to secure the new sporting and community clubrooms for Mallacoota must be congratulated for their vision and hard work,” Mr Chester said.
“This is an exciting moment for many people in Mallacoota who’ve been involved with this project.
“I am sure this new community asset will be put to use quite quickly as restrictions on public gatherings allow.”
The new clubrooms, built on land adjacent to the tennis courts in Greer Street, have a multi-purpose room that can be used for functions, a commercial kitchen, changerooms and toilets, umpire and meeting rooms, and store rooms.
The Federal Government and East Gippsland Shire Council jointly funded the new building.
Mr Chester said he was looking forward to visiting the clubrooms when they were in use.
“Mallacoota is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year and under current restrictions regional people are allowed to take a break in the easternmost town in Gippsland,” Mr Chester said.
“Once larger community gatherings are allowed, 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.”