Redevelopment is set to begin for the Keppel Bay Sailing Club’s oceanfront venue, with yesterday being the clubs last day of trading before construction.
Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, secured $20 million of funding towards this project.
Ms Landry said that the development of the convention centre will make a huge impact on the Capricorn Coast community.
“I committed $20 million in funding for the Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Convention Centre, and I am thrilled that construction is about to begin.
“We all know that job creation is essential and I am sure the boost to the local economy will be welcomed.
“The new state-of-the-art facility will put our region on the national stage and provide good job opportunities for our young people.
“More visitors to our region mean more heads on beds, more visitors in our cafes and restaurants and more money back into the pockets of our local businesspeople.” Ms Landry said.
General Manager for the Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Mal Cochrane, said that Keppel Bay Sailing Club has taken another step forward in the program from redevelopment of the current Clubhouse, located on the Yeppoon foreshore.
“After several draft plans, intervention from COVID and a volatile building market, KBSC is set to commence the demolition of the current Clubhouse building in the coming weeks.
“The new Clubhouse will be constructed over the next 12 to 18 months and will include a state-of-the-art sailing facility, modern food and beverage areas and bespoke rooms that can host small, medium and large functions, events and conventions.
“The new KBSC Clubhouse building also includes meeting rooms with magnificent views to the Keppel’s that will make the facility well sought after for local and visiting businesses looking at holding a get together for their teams and customers in a beautiful pristine location.
“Whilst construction is underway KBSC’s other venues including The Spinnaker, Krackers Bar & Grill and Club Emu Park will be available for smaller functions and get-togethers.” Mr Cochrane said.