A revitalised Drouin Civic Park is not far away with $765,000 funding for new footpaths, boardwalks, a fitness park, play equipment and toilets thanks to the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP today visited Civic Park to announce over $1.8 million in funding for this and other community projects across the Latrobe Valley. Other projects to receive funding include:
- Boisdale Stables – $167,919 to construct amenity, storage and display spaces at the historic site
- Boolarra Memorial Park – $77,271 to upgrade the electrical power supply and install oval irrigation
- Drouin Bowls Club – $208,027 to replace a grass green with a synthetic surface
- Latrobe City Council – $196,500 for cricket training nets and to relocate four turf wickets at Catterick Crescent Reserve in Traralgon
- Loch Sport Bowls Club – $148,500 for a new synthetic surface and concrete pathways
- Maffra Bowls Clubroom Upgrade – $114,041 to upgrade accessibility, safety and sustainability
- Moe Cricket Club – $26,770 to install solar panels at the Ted Summerton Reserve Pavilion
- Newborough Football Netball Club – $112,819 to construct a second netball court
- Ravens Park Riding Club – $15,128 for a mountain trail obstacle course at Glen View Park in Traralgon
- Gippsland Social Motorcycle Club – $15,000 for the Latrobe Motorfest 2020 at Mid Valley, anticipated to draw 15,000 spectators
- Upper Maffra Mechanics Institute – $2,824 for a business plan for the newly developed space.
More than 180 different community groups across the Latrobe Valley region are now seeing the benefits of improved facilities thanks to the Labor Government’s Community and Facility Fund, delivered as part of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $266 million package.
Sporting clubs and community facilities that have completed upgrade projects are reporting increased membership and more frequent use of their facilities, which improves the health, wellbeing and community connection of people in the Valley.
On top of their sporting and leisure benefits, these facility upgrade projects have generated significant work for local contractors and tradespeople.
The $20 million fund is now fully subscribed, with LVA staff continuing to work with individual groups to complete projects already underway.