Redeveloped Quambatook clubroom opening

QUAMBATOOK will mark the completion of the first stage of its clubroom redevelopment on Saturday morning, with Hay visiting Quambatook Recreation Reserve for football and netball competition.

Gannawarra Shire Council deputy mayor, Cr Charlie Gillingham will officially open the near $200,000 upgrade, to which the council contributed $59,364.

A further $100,000 towards the project came from the State Government's Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Both home and visiting sides will enjoy larger change rooms, with showers now in cubicles and each change room having a dedicated first aid room, offering privacy that was previously lacking.

Male and female changing facilities have been added for umpires, and include showers.

A multi-purpose room has also been added, which will be ideal for committee meetings and small community gatherings and is likely to be loaned free of charge for community purposes.

The bar has been redesigned, enabling people to be served inside or outside the room.

Construction work took place throughout last year, with the project completed in 2018.

Volunteers from the local community stepped in to apply the finishing touches by painting inside and out, after local builder David Knight and his team oversaw most of the required work.

"It's just been tremendous. It's given the club a real boost. It's just made it a lot fresher and a lot more comfortable and usable, club president Kellie Burmeister said.

Stage 2 of the project, which is subject to the availability of grants, will expand the kitchen and the netball change rooms, providing separate rooms for the home and away teams.

Saturday's event will take place at 11 am.