Member for Barker Tony Pasin has joined Tanunda Club Members and management today to celebrate the completion of building works on the eight luxury guest suites at the Club.
The $1.4 million project received $567,786 in funding from the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions last year and Mr Pasin said it was fantastic to see the completed project.
“Tanunda is a tourism destination for domestic and international visitors to the Barossa and the investment into the accommodation options at the Tanunda Club is an investment in the region and its future,” Mr Pasin said.
“These eight suites are a fantastic example of how the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund has delivered for regional communities. By backing local projects like this, the Federal Coalition Government has delivered for the local economy and now and into the future,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said he worked with the Tanunda Club closely to submit a strong application to the Building Better Regions Fund in early 2021.
“It’s been many years of planning and hard work by the club to get this project off the ground. I’m so pleased that I could be part of final leg of the journey by helping secure more than half a million dollars to see it come to fruition.
“As a community owned club, this project is not only an economic boost for the region and local jobs but profits are distributed back into the community, making it a fantastic investment in the community,” Mr Pasin said.
“It’s all part of making the Barossa an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.
Tanunda Club Manager, Jack Ferrett said the project was years in the planning and to see it competed on time and on budget was a great result.
“After years of research and planning The Board of The Tanunda Club recognized the need to implement income diversity and saw an opportunity to convert our under-utilised upstairs function facilities into Eight Deluxe Guest Suites,” Mr Ferrett said.
“After completion of initial costings it became clear that we were going to need some financial support to complete this project. The next five years were spent applying for a variety of grants and we were finally successful with the Building Better Regions Fund thanks to the support we received from Tony Pasin. The Tanunda Club will be forever grateful for these funds as without them the project would never have happened.”
“We have now achieved this project on time and on budget – a remarkable result given the demand in the building industry over the past 12 months.
“The completion of this project is a great result for all concerned as not only will it help with the shortage of quality accommodation in the Barossa, but it will create employment and raise revenue in the area while providing upgraded use of one of the Barossa’s great assets – The Tanunda Club.” Mr Ferrett said.
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