Revitalised conference centre opens in Gympie

Media Release

FN097/2017

24 June 2017

  • Major improvements align with Gympie's regional hub status
  • Bar, restaurant, meeting rooms and elevator upgraded
  • The Coalition Government invested $548,250 through the National Stronger Regions Fund

The Gympie Pavilion Conference and Events Centre was officially re-opened today following a $1.25 million refurbishment to improve conference facilities.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the conference centre could now attract a range of new commercial, sporting, cultural and community events.

“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and key community facilities help do that,” Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien said the project involved upgrading the Centre's restaurant and bar areas, meeting rooms, sports auditorium and replacing the original passenger lift to better accommodate people with disabilities.

“These improvements, with a new coat of paint for the centre's exterior, further enhance this prized community asset and bring the facilities up to a standard that local residents and visitors expect and deserve,” Mr O'Brien said.

The centre's improvements will boost local confidence, with Gympie well on its way to cementing itself as a key regional hub.

This Coalition Government invested $548,250 through its National Stronger Regions Fund and the Gympie Regional Council contributed $701,750.