Comboyne Community Services Club will receive a major upgrade to the reception area and accommodation facilities, with Federal Government New South Wales Nationals committing over $800,000 for a refurbishment.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the government would provide $865,000 to ensure the center can be fully used by the local community and attract more tourists.
Mr Joyce said the project will benefit many local groups and visitors to the area, such as cyclists, day trippers, motorcyclists, sports groups, agricultural organizations and others looking for a small conference venue.
“Nationals in government understand small rural communities and know that for our regions to continue to thrive, we need to support them with the infrastructure they need, which is why we are committed to upgrading this important local facility,” said said Mr. Joyce.
Dr Gillespie said local fires in late 2019 and early 2020 highlighted that more emergency accommodation was needed for the area.
“Through this investment, the club will be able to renovate and build accommodation to capture a large and untapped tourist market,” said Dr Gillespie.
“The redevelopment will provide the community of Comboyne with new and improved facilities in this important social hub, which also serves as an emergency services centre.
“The Comboyne Plateau has largely relied on a solid agricultural base for many years, and this
This investment will create an opportunity for Comboyne to further enhance its economic future by attracting visitors to this beautiful part of our region.
Dr Gillespie said the investment would improve existing community structure, including a family terrace for dining and lounging, roof and solar infrastructure upgrades, installation of air conditioning, exit ramps for people with disabilities, modernization of the veranda facilities, renovated toilets and painting of the interior and exterior. of building.
“These upgrades will support our locals, who have always supported each other in times of need,” said Dr Gillespie.