First look at new Cleve clubrooms

OPEN TO PUBLIC: Volunteer project manager Frank Gillings and Cleve Sporting Bodies president Kelly Richardson at the Sticky Beak Day at the clubrooms.
OPEN TO PUBLIC: Volunteer project manager Frank Gillings and Cleve Sporting Bodies president Kelly Richardson at the Sticky Beak Day at the clubrooms.

The Cleve community had its first opportunity to visit the new clubrooms at the oval at the weekend, with the Cleve Sporting Bodies opening the construction site up for a Sticky Beak Day.

Construction has been underway all year on the new building, which is due to be complete at the end of 2019.

The original clubrooms were demolished late last year after a storm caused irreparable damage in 2016.

More than 100 community members spent their Saturday morning wandering the construction site, which is beginning to take shape.

Plenty of people have turned up, which is excellent

Frank Gillings

The roof, external walls and the internal wall framing has been built, allowing visitors to see how the building will eventually look.

Volunteer project manager Frank Gillings said the sporting bodies had decided to host an open day after receiving significant community interest in the progress of construction.

"The community has really been asking a lot of questions," he said.

The project, funded by a state government grant and the Cleve District Council, has also received significant donations from members of the community, and Mr Gillings said it was important to let the community be part of the journey.

"Plenty of people have turned up, which is excellent," he said.