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Members of the Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club will soon be able to store their boats and equipment in two much safer and modern sheds.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the club has been successful in securing more than $193,000, thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“I’m so excited to be announcing this much-needed funding, which will see the existing dilapidated storage shed use replaced with two new sheds,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The current facilities are just not up to scratch for this growing club and this upgrade will deliver the facilities the members deserve.”

The grant will be used to demolish the existing tin shed and replace it with a new larger shed that will include a concrete floor, lighting and suitable storage for small sailing skiffs and equipment.

Another smaller shed will also be constructed to house the rescue boat and safety equipment.

Mr Barilaro said the upgrades are a welcome addition to the club, which has seen growing enthusiasm in recent years in its junior programs.

“The Jindabyne Sailing Club has been a big part of the local community since it was established in the 1950s,” Mr Barilaro said.

“It is promising to see the interest, particularly from our young people, grow in this timeless sport. I know this upgrade will go a long way to helping attract more members to this club.”

Secretary of the Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club Ross Lawley thanked Mr Barilaro for the grant and said the club is thrilled with the announcement.

“With membership continuing to grow, the Jindabyne Sailing Club was in desperate need of new facilities,” Mr Lawley said.

“Not only will these new sheds mean that our equipment will be safe, they will also support our club well into the future.”