A further $1.2 million for community projects

A further $1,219,570 has been awarded for community projects across the Latrobe Valley thanks to the Latrobe Valley Authority.

A number of community group, council and government representatives came together at Northern Reserve in Morwell, the home of Morwell Junior Football Club, to celebrate the announcement of over $1.2 million from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.

  • Morwell Junior Football Club – $210,000 grant for installation of new AFL compliant lighting at Northern Reserve in Morwell.
  • Latrobe Valley Yacht Club – $16,265 grant for strategic planning to identify infrastructure needs and help identify suitable sites or mergers for the Club.
  • Latrobe City Council – $274,438 grant for construction of a community meeting space and public toilet at the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve.
  • Latrobe City Council – $318,131 grant for a major refurbishment of Yinnar and District Community Hall including installation of a rollaway stage and storage areas, new timber floor, ceiling and insulation, BCA compliant kitchen, toilet upgrades, two new meeting rooms and reception area.

Yinnar & District Community Hall Committee Members
  • Lake Wellington Yacht Club – $900 for planning costs to improve accessibility.
  • Boolarra Folk Festival – $97,945 to restore and extend the Old Boolarra Post Office to create a base for the Folk Festival Committee and a community resource.
  • Maffra Lawn Tennis – $15,000 to undertake advanced design for the refurbishment of the clubrooms.
  • Gippsland International Inc. – $195,500 to carry out preservation work on Dredger 21 at the entrance of Power Works in Morwell.
  • Heyfield Golf Club – $34,200 to install an automated sprinkler system including pop-up sprinklers and battery-powered WiFi controllers at each green and tee to manage the irrigation system remotely.
  • Ellinbank Badminton Club – $10,000 to upgrade flooring and accessibility at the Club’s home courts.
  • Valencia Soldiers Memorial Hall Inc. – $47,191 to upgrade the hall, including a kitchen upgrade, heating and cooling, acoustic treatment and audio-visual upgrades.

Close to 170 community projects have now been realised thanks to grants totalling more than $15 million through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.