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Gungahlin Sports Club Set for Expansion

By Ben Faulks

Sports facilities in Gungahlin are set to be given a further boost, thanks to $10 million of improvements at one of the area's most prominent clubs.

Raiders Gungahlin will be increased in size by a third, which will include the expansion of its underground parking, escalators and dining room.

Club president Dub Kolobaric told Fairfax Media sources that the plan is to modernise the club – and work should be getting underway by September.

He noted that now is a good time to carry out the work, not least because Gungahlin real estate is becoming more popular and the town centre is developing at a rapid pace.

Mr Kolobaric commented: "If we don't do it now there won't be another opportunity to do it. When you consider the growth of Gungahlin, car parking is tight."

It is expected that the work will take around 12 months to complete, with highlights including the creation of outdoor dining options for members and a revamped children's area.

Gungahlin Raiders first opened in 1999 and has since become a major part of the local neighbourhood – the main purpose of the facility is to promote and develop rugby league in the ACT and surrounding areas.

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