With all the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Astronomy Centre project has pulled through at every turn.
And now Tamworth regional Council has agreed to lend the club a $40,000 interest-free loan to help with the fit out of the new space.
The club's vice president Garry Copper was "thrilled" at the approval, taking a load of his mind about how to make the interior shine.
"We've got to contribute as part of the agreed application," he explained.
"Obviously we have gotten the funding, but we trying to keep what we can for the displays to make sure it's all ready for the opening, so this gives us a bit of flexibility with our funding."
The money will go towards building snazzy displays, fixtures, cases, TV sets; everything required to fit it out.
Making the display and setting up is really interesting, and investing in that is important because it's another tourist attraction for Tamworth as well as a learning and education hub.Garry Copper
"Making the display and setting up is really interesting, and investing in that is important because it's another tourist attraction for Tamworth as well as a learning and education hub," Mr Copper explained.
The club is also contributing $38,000 in-kind to the project currently under construction at Victoria Park.
The State Government's RestartNSW is providing a $1.8 million grant under Round One of the Regional Growth, Environment and Tourism Fund, with council throwing in $105,000 as well.
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"We were hoping to pay it off in 10 years, however we went 15 years with the COVID uncertainly," Mr Copper explained.
"Noone knows if or when that will ease, but we are certainly hoping to pay it off sooner than that."