The Mezzanine at the Loxton Recreation Complex was officially opened by the Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP on Thursday 9 December.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Mezzanine project was supported by the Federal Government via a funding grant of $500,000 from the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program.

“The project comprised the fitout of the mezzanine floor of the new Loxton Recreation Complex.”

“The mezzanine level provides a large flexible space which is ear-marked to support the business sector and be used to host significant regional business services, events and conferences, trade shows and agricultural education and training programs.” Mr Pasin said.

“The Loxton Sporting Complex attracted federal government funding of $5million via the Building Better Region and Drought Communities Programs.” Mr Pasin said.

“I congratulate the District Council of Loxton Waikerie on finalising this fantastic project.” Mr Pasin said.

Mayor Stasinowsky said “We are extremely proud of The Precinct; this project has been years in the making and to see it come to fruition in its completed state is just fantastic. This space is going to benefit the community in immeasurable ways. Whether it be to host functions, sporting competitions or anything in between, it will boost our community wonderfully. With a range of possibilities, The Precinct will become a hub of activity.  So much more than that though, the mezzanine will host weddings, conferences, and will provide a new era of events for Loxton. The Football, Netball and Basketball clubs will use this space to its full potential, and it’s the perfect venue for events like the Nippy’s Gift.“

“This would not have been possible without the support of our local member Tony Pasin and the federal government who provided an additional $500,000 of Drought Funding to complete the mezzanine,” said Mayor Stasinowsky.

Mr Pasin said the Federal Government has invested $300 million in the program to fund local infrastructure initiatives in targeted local government areas to provide jobs for people whose work opportunities have been affected by drought.

“Across Barker and across the nation our Government is supporting grassroots sporting clubs upgrade infrastructure because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Mr Pasin said.