Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King visited Sovereign Hill today to celebrate the completion of the first stage redevelopment of the Comfort Inn – including a new foyer, conference centre and breakfast dining area.
“Guests can now check-in in style, enjoy a late breakfast, or stick around for a chat at these newly refurbished facilities,” Ms King said.
“These upgrades make the iconic Sovereign Hill even better – encouraging more people to engage in the historic experiences at the museum and visit other attractions across our region.”
Ms King said the second stage of the project will cater to the needs of people with special access requirements thanks to a major upgrade to accommodation facilities.
“The next stage will include renovations of six motel rooms to maximise the comfort and independence of guests with accessibility requirements,” Ms King said.
“It is important that tourism operators make every effort to ensure everyone has access to their attractions and can be appropriately accommodated during their travels.
“I’d like to congratulate Sovereign Hill with this latest effort to make this nationally important living museum even more user-friendly for people with special needs.”
$250,000 for the project was provided by the former Federal Labor Government from the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF).