Drouin celebrates completion of Civic Park upgrade

Gippsland residents and tourists now have even more reasons to visit Civic Park in Drouin, following the completion of a $1.53 million upgrade.

Baw Baw Shire Council received a $765,000 Community and Facility Fund grant towards the project, through the Latrobe Valley Authority's Community and Facility Fund.

The new and improved features of the park include play equipment, water play area, wetland and board walks, fitness area, footpaths, tree planting, landscaping, barbecue and shelter areas, park furniture and accessible toilets and baby change facilities.

In a major coup for the Gippsland region, local contractors and suppliers played a big part in the project, with Warragul-based MadCat Constructions leading the works and engaging local suppliers throughout the build.

The grant is among the largest provided by the Latrobe Valley Authority for a single project through the Community and Facility Fund. The Fund has supported 232 community projects across the region to improve liveability, sustainability, and social connection.

Baw Baw Shire Mayor Danny Goss, Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing and Drouin and District Community Bank Chair Rod Dunlop officially opened the upgraded park.