This morning I visited the Balmain Rowing Club where I was taken on a tour of the restoration work currently underway.
I was pleased to have facilitated a grant of $10,000 through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, to help renew the century-old premises.
The rowing club, built in 1882 is one of the oldest in Australia and has produced rowing champions at state, international and olympic levels.
In 2002 a plan to refurbish the club began, construction of a new access ramp to the pontoon and boat storage area is the next major upgrade to the facility.
I thank club president Joe Gresch and members and friends of the Club for the warm welcome and their dedication to the development of our community.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.