THE Sorell Bowls Club has received a new lease on life following a $320,000 refurbishment of its clubrooms.
Made possible with a $110,000 grant from the Tasmanian Government and five-years of fundraising, the clubrooms now feature a refurbished kitchen and bar, as well as brand new linoleum, carpet and furniture.
The clubrooms were officially unveiled at a special ceremony attended by club members, local residents and parliamentarians late last year.
Sorell Bowls Club bar manager Peter Self said the refurbishment formed part of the club’s transition into a community club.
He said the new space, which offered increased capacity, was perfect for meetings, parties, weddings, engagements and funerals.
“The refurbishment was very much needed, as the clubrooms had been looking very tired and run down after more than 50 years’ operation,” he said.
“We also really wanted to open the club up to the community and we believe this is now one of the best spaces available for hire in the south-east region.
“The new facilities are very open, bright and spacious – the perfect venue for people to host an event or just to come in, sit down and have a drink.
“In addition to providing an important service to the community, our enlarged clubrooms will also be a space our current and future members can be proud of.”
The new clubrooms formed stage one of the Sorell Bowls Club redevelopment.
The club is now searching for funds to begin stage two, which will involve the construction of a new toilet area, including disabled access.
The club will also begin fundraising for the installation of a new green in the next few years.
The Sorell Bowls Club clubrooms are available for open hire. Interested parties do not need to be members of the club to hire the venue.
For more information, phone 6265 2503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caption: Female members of the Sorell Bowls Club welcome the new enlarged facilities.