Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, and Mayor of the Break O’Day Council, Mick Tucker, have welcomed the start of a funding agreement which will see restoration works carried-out at the Old Tasmanian Hotel, in Fingal.

“The commencement of the funding agreement for the restoration of the Old Tasmanian Hotel marks an important day for Fingal community,” Senator Chandler said.

“The project will revitalise and transform the former hotel into a thriving community space.

“Joint funding consisting of $500,000 from the Morrison Coalition Government and $100,000 from the Break O’Day Council will go towards restoration works of the two storey, Heritage listed building.”

Restoration works will include replacing roof cladding and gutters, plumbing and electrical work, painting, and rendering and repairing the external façade.

Mayor Mick Tucker said this was an important project for the Fingal Community.

“The Old Tasmania Hotel is an iconic heritage building and a source of pride to the Fingal Community, but more importantly the Hotel is the focal point of community activity in Fingal,” he said.

“Currently it is the location of the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House and once the renovations are complete, they will be able to offer a wider range of services and activities which the local community need.”

“We are very grateful to the Morrison Government for this funding commitment.”