The Warrnambool community are set to benefit from improved Warrnambool Racing Club facilities with the completion of the Matilda Room Extension project.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan today joined the Warrnambool Racing Club for the official opening of the Matilda room.
Mr Tehan said “the project, was a significant investment in driving jobs for the local community and has extended the size of the Warrnambool Racing Club’s primary hospitality and events space, as well as constructed a new ground floor cafeteria, which has expanded the venue’s capacity from 300 to 600 people.”
The project provides a high quality, multi-purpose venue that is aligned to the growth of the club's feature race days and future development of the racecourse.
“This project also has flow-on benefits for the wider Warrnambool community including economic gains to businesses, accommodation, hospitality and tourism industries, ensuring our region will continue to thrive and prosper into the future,” Mr Tehan said.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $1,250,000 investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Warrnambool region.
“By providing a high quality, multi-purpose venue, this investment has been designed to align with the growth of the club's many feature race days,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“By supporting 12 jobs in construction and creating many ongoing positions following completion, in addition to using local businesses and supplies, this project will help bring prosperity to Warrnambool for many years to come.”
This project received $1.25 million in funding from the Australian Government under the Building Better Regions Fund in partnership with Warrnambool Racing Club who contributed $1.25 million.