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Tasmanian Government funds Penguin Sports and Services Club upgrade

L-R: Roger, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, Maurice Jones, Jimmie Karpene, David Jeffrey, Lisa Weeding (absent Pam Brand)

Roger stops by to look at the proposed new Penguin Sports and Services Club facilities site

More people will be able to access the Penguin Sports and Services Club facilities will soon be a reality thanks to a $50,000 Tasmanian Government grant funded by grant from the Community Infrastructure Funds.

Member for Braddon, Roger Jaensch, met with members of the Club to see the site of the proposed new construction which will increase the facilities available, making the sports club a multi-use facility which can cater for numerous groups.

“The Tasmanian Government values the important role community facilities such as the Penguin Sports Club plays in our community and the support they give to Tasmanians to stay active and connected to their community,” Mr Jaensch said.

“This funding will help build an additional building for a conference room and disability toilets, providing more meeting facilities when the main sports centre is being used.”

“I congratulate the Penguin Sports and Services Club on taking the initiative to increase their facilities to meet increasing community needs.”

“These new facilities will also assist in maintaining a safe access and operational area for members, particularly for those members and visitors with walking sticks, frames or wheel chairs requiring appropriate disability facilities.”

“Since its opening, the Sports Club’s membership has grown greatly, and these funds will help ensure the Club is ready to meet the community’s current and future needs.”