Wonthaggi,
12
January
2016
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02:32
Australia/Melbourne

New look Pavilion at recreation reserve

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The Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association and Wonthaggi Netball Association Pavilion has undergone a recent facelift and upgrade thanks to a partnership between Bass Coast Shire Council and the two Associations.

The original Pavilion was relocated to the current site over 50 years ago.

With the current and expected future popularity of Table Tennis, it was time for both an extension to the playing and social areas, as well as a lift to the exterior appeal of the building.

The works that have been completed include the extensions, roof and wall repairs, electrical and painting works.

The $100,000 project has been funded through a contribution from the Table Tennis Association and funding from Council’s building renewal program.

Anderson Ward Councillor, Cr Bradley Drew, was delighted to see the external appearance of the building given a much needed facelift.

“This building is at the gateway to the districts premiere recreation reserve, which attracts thousands of people drawn by the various sporting and cultural events that take place there, including the Wonthaggi Show, the Human Powered Vehicle Grand Prix and other sporting activities,” Cr Drew said.

“It is important for this fantastic community asset to not only give a good impression to all the users and visitors that visit the reserve, but also serve the needs for the community groups that use it.”

Cr Drew also took the opportunity to thank the members of both clubs for their cooperation and input in working with Council officers to achieve this worthwhile community outcome.