On Saturday 12 December 2020, it was a pleasure to officially open the newly renovated and restored Cottage by the Sea in Queenscliff on behalf of the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Michael McCormack.

Supported by a $1.5 million grant from the Morrison Government under the Building Better Regions Fund, this $3.4 million project has completely transformed facilities at Cottage by the Sea.

I was delighted to join with the Board and management of Cottage by the Sea, along with many local volunteers, to celebrate the opening of this very significant upgrade.

For 130 years, Cottage by the Sea has been providing disadvantaged children with the chance to have a holiday by the sea. The mission of Cottage by the Sea is to enhance the lives of children in need by providing inspiration, fun and opportunity within a holiday environment.

This investment delivers first class facilities, enabling more programs to be run for more at-risk children each year. Shortly, Cottage by the Sea will welcome children from Gippsland who were impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.

I congratulate all at Cottage by the Sea for their vision and dedication.

12 December 2020