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Mallacoota’s community clubrooms are nearing lock-up stage as work on the project gathers pace and nears completion.

Construction work on land adjacent to the tennis courts in Greer Street began in August last year.

Local MP Darren Chester stopped by the clubrooms site during a visit to Mallacoota.

“The community has been working to get these clubrooms for a long time now, so it is good to see the building is nearing lock-up stage,” Mr Chester said.

“When it’s complete, Mallacoota will have a facility that will be used by local sports clubs and community groups and become an important a focal point and gathering place for the town.”

The Federal Government and East Gippsland Shire Council are jointly funding the project.

“The clubrooms will be a community and social hub and be well-used by locals, as well as visitors during the peak holiday season,” Mr Chester said.

“The new site will give spectators a great view of the action on the ground and will be handy for those at the tennis courts next door.”

The new building will have a multi-purpose room that can be used for functions, a commercial kitchen, changerooms and toilets, umpire and meeting rooms, and store rooms.

Mallacoota Halls and Recreational Reserve Grounds Committee of Management member Paul Preston said work was underway installing cladding on the external walls.

“The roof is finished and the windows have been installed. The building will soon be at lock-up stage,” Mr Preston said.

“The wiring has been done and we’ll soon be moving onto the plumbing, plastering and then the rest of the internal fitout. Work will also soon start on building the decks and ramps that will be around the building.

“We have used local contractors wherever possible, so that’s provided a welcome boost to Mallacoota’s economy during what has been a challenging time for our town.”

The community clubrooms are expected to be finished in the second half of this year.

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