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The new $1.25 million upgrades of the Flynn Community Hall and tennis courts are now complete.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Flynn community now has a place to gather during times of celebrations and emergencies.

“The Flynn community had long advocated for this project as the hall was the centre of the community to bring residents together,” Mr Chester said.

“The new hall includes a social space, kitchen and fit-out, badminton court and septic system, a new car park and new concrete tennis courts with fencing and drainage.

“The original Flynn hall opened over 100 years ago and the new facilities provide updated and safe infrastructure for community activities and events.

“These new facilities help to promote social connectivity and will be used by organisations in the wider Gippsland region, attracting visitors and generating economic benefits.

The project supported around 25 jobs during construction, using local tradespeople and businesses with Langden Construction undertaking the project, providing significant benefits to the local economy.

The Federal Government funded the entire $1.25 million project through the Drought Communities Program.

More than $800,000 for the rebuild of the hall and $450,000 for auxiliary works to Flynn Recreation Reserve facilities. Latrobe City Council administered the project.

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