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Avenel gets health and wellbeing boost

Avenel’s new tennis club upgrades and exercise equipment have been officially opened by Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum, Strathbogie Shire Council Hughes Creek Ward Councilor Paul Murray, Avenel Tennis Club’s Steve Garner and Avenel Fitness Hub’s Jeff Moran.

The tennis club upgrades were funded by the Federal Government Drought Communities Support Initiative.

Strathbogie Shire Council received $76,500 of Federal funding for the Avenel Tennis Club which went towards the removal of asbestos; recladding the exterior; a new storeroom and refurbishment of clubrooms.

The new Avenel Fitness Hub exercise equipment was funded through a $50,000 Strathbogie Shire Council grant as well as $1000 from Avenel Active and $750 from Jubilee Park Trustees.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Chris Raeburn said it was pleasing to support health and fitness for Avenel community members.

“It is incredibly important to ensure our communities have access to modern fitness facilities in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Cr Raeburn said.

“We are so pleased to be able to support these great projects which will be well-utilised by Avenel community members in the years to come.”

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, welcomed the completion of the Avenel Tennis Club’s refurbishment, and said the other Strathbogie Shire Council projects funded via the Drought Communities Program were also set to bring a variety of improvements and benefits to the region.

“These projects are using local contractors and tradesmen, bringing jobs to the community and stimulating the local economy when it is most needed,” Mr Drum said.

“I’m thrilled that the local community and visitors to the region will be able to benefit for decades to come from this funding.”

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