Member for Barker Tony Pasin who opened the newly renovated Beachport Bowling Club on Monday 6 December, said he was pleased the Federal Government was able to deliver funding of $165,000 via the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program towards this council led project.

“Those living in Beachport are set to benefit from recent building renewal works, including a refurbished kitchen and bar at the Beachport Bowling Club.” Mr Pasin said.

“It’s fantastic to see the completion of the new Beachport Bowling Club for the local community and visitors to enjoy.” Mr Pasin said.

Wattle Range Council Mayor Des Noll said the Beachport Bowling Club is a significant facility for the community of Beachport.

“This building has a rich history of community service over the many years since its original construction as the Beachport Railway Station. The Railway Station was the terminus of a spur line from Mount Gambier to Beachport.” Mayor Noll said.

“As well as being the home of the Beachport Bowling Club, it delivers to the community many other opportunities for its use. The re-development will make it a sought after function facility.” Mayor Noll said.

“Congratulations to the Beachport Community, for a very exciting outcome.” Mayor Noll said.

The Federal Government has approved funding of $2,623,946 for Wattle Range Council projects as part of the $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy.

The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable Wattle Range Council to complete the following projects:

Phase 1

Beachport Playground                                                                   $200,000

Beachport Bowling Club                                                                $165,000

Lossie Lane, Millicent                                                                      $30,000

Mount Burr – Service Roads (Stage1)                                      $119,298

Penola township entrance signage and landscaping          $115,000

Total Phase 1                                                                                     $629,298


Phase 2

Penola to Coonawarra Cycling / Walking Trail                       $736,052

Total Phase 2                                                                                     $736,052


Phase 3

Construction 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2023

Mount Burr Service Roads                                                            $330,000

Penola to Coonawarra Cycling / Walking Trail (Stage 2)    $928,596

Total Phase 3                                                                                     $1,258,596


TOTAL   (Phase 1, 2 & 3)                                                                $2,623,946