Wallerawang Community and Sports Club is set for a hopeful future with the addition of an auditorium to the bowling club.
The club received a $480,000 Community Sport Infrastructure grant through the Federal Government in late 2018 and is almost ready to open its brand new 210 seat function room.
The new extension comfortably seats 210 people for dining and approximately 400 people in the event of a concert.
There is also a bar, kitchen, toilet facilities and a dressing room.
CEO Steve Jackson said the club has had the plans drawn up [for the extension] since 1996 and he was pleased to see it finally happening.
"We've wanted to do this for years.
"We ordered the steel in April 2019 to commence construction and we expect to open on February 14," he said.
Mr Jackson said the reason for the extension was to make the club viable in the years to come.
"We use to have the Powerhouse Hall and Memorial Hall for functions but that's now the Men's Shed, so there's nowhere in the Wallerawang community to hold a function of this size," he said.
He said the auditorium was simply for the community.
"It is a non-gaming area, it will be entirely for weddings, concerts, birthdays, party functions, school and sporting presentations," he said.
"Even the junior sports people who get washed out in Winter, they can come up here with their gym mats and train, it'll be very versatile."
Mr Jackson said local labour was used for the construction of the extension.
"All the steel structure for the roof was made at King's down in Wallerawang, Ben Lane is the builder, plumbing done by Greg Machine and the earthworks were done voluntary by Frasier's Constructions.
"This [extension] really only cost us a bit of sand and a few pipes," he said.
He said he was extremely grateful for labourers and the club members who have put in copious amounts of effort.
"Without the support and voluntary labour of the members who have put in a huge amount of effort it would not be possible," he said.
Mr Jackson also said there was potential for further job opportunities.
"The more people that use it, the more people get employed," he said.
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