One of the biggest developments of its type in Yamba has seen the Yamba Bowling & Recreation Club live up to its name as not just a lawn bowls club. After three years in the planning the grand opening of the Club’s new family leisure centre took place on Tuesday evening (December 13). Just in time for the Christmas holiday season. Kevin Hogan MP (Federal Member for Page) and Chris Gulaptis, MP (Member for Clarence) were in attendance to officially open the centre which includes four lanes of ten pin bowling, 18 hole mini golf course, 15 meter traverse rock climbing wall and soft play centre. Over fifty other specially invited guests to the ceremony included directors and staff of Yamba Bowling Club, Rohrig (the builders of the multi faceted project) and various specialist sub-contractors. The $3 million facility (unique to the lower Clarence) will greatly enhance visitor experience not only to the club but to Yamba, and even has the potential to entice visitors and tourists to the area in its own right. After the ceremonial activities guest including Mr Hogan, Mr Gulaptis, club President Ian Lauder and former Clarence Valley Councillor Sue Hughes gathered in the new Boardwalk Bar for fine club hospitality to finalise the celebrations. Club president Ian Lauder said, he is excited about the new club venture. “The new family leisure centre has been meticulously planned and I believe it will be both a massive asset to the club and to the Yamba community. It will further add to the attractions offered by Yamba for tourism but also giving the locals even more activities to enjoy with their families,” Mr Lauder said. The new family leisure centre will open to the public today, Wednesday, December 14.