YARRAM community groups came together to celebrate the opening of the RW May Pavilion at Yarram Recreation Reserve Saturday, April 23.
Wellington Shire mayor Darren McCubbin officially opened the new pavilion alongside Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing.
“This is a fantastic thing for the Yarram community who use this facility for an array of activities,” Cr McCubbin said.
“The new 980 square metre facility boasts a great multi-purpose community meeting space, kitchen and servery, change rooms, first aid room, accessible toilets and car parking.
“By the turn-out today you could certainly tell it was something Yarram had looked forward to and would cherish for years to come.”
Community groups which use the pavilion include emergency services, schools, agricultural society, equine sporting clubs, service clubs, local football and netball clubs and the Alberton Cricket Association.
“This reserve is a pivotal meeting place in Yarram and brings the community together for a variety of activities each day of the week,” Cr McCubbin said.
“We saw the importance of this facility and spent $1.4 million to get it built, alongside the state government, who contributed $650,000, and the Yarram Recreation Reserve committee, who contributed $50,000.
“This is a great outcome for the Yarram community and a fantastic example of different tiers of government working with the community to bring projects like this to fruition.”