The Morwell Historical Society building on Hazelwood Road is one of 13 new community projects to benefit from Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund, with Morwell Historical Society receiving a $12,539 grant for heating and cooling upgrades to ensure year-round comfort.
The project is among the latest round of grants awarded under the Fund, bringing the total funding amount for facility upgrade projects and events to over $11 million since the grants program commenced two years ago.
The latest round of funding from Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund, totals over $750,000 and includes the following projects:
- Morwell Historical Society ($12,539) to replace inefficient gas heating with four Daikin air conditioners, an electrical switchboard and the kitchen gas hot water.
- Tyers Recreation Reserve ($262,417) to upgrade the existing sports lighting, a new LED lighting system to improve lighting, lower costs and increase participation.
- arcYinnar ($4,500) to fund planning for the redevelopment of their exhibition, art studio and community activity space in Yinnar.
- Warragul Woodworkers Club ($47,084) to install a fixed dust extraction system to reduce exposure to dust in the shed.
- Sale Bridge Club ($11,183) for heating and cooling upgrades at the Main Hall of the Sale Masonic Lodge to improve comfort for Sale Bridge Club members.
- Yinnar Bowls and Recreation Club ($34,931) to extend and modify the Club’s veranda to provide additional sun and rain protection, including adding a BBQ shelter for all-weather Club and community use.
- Gippsland Asbestos Related Disease Supports Inc. ($79,848) to install ducted heating and cooling, solar power, a DDA-compliant unisex toilet, a security upgrade, painting and new computer hardware and software.
- Jack Canavan Oval ($74,695) to install drainage to the northern and eastern boundaries of No. 1 Oval, and perimeter fencing between the western side (carpark) and around No. 2 Oval.
- Briagolong Tennis Club ($50,783) to install shaded seating, fencing between the player/spectator area and the Reserve vehicle access road and tennis court parking, and add disabled access to the courts and facility.
- Warragul Croquet Club ($14,787) to improve security, widen an access pathway, and install steps and rails to eliminate potential slip hazards.
- Airly Clydebank Public Hall Inc. ($142,432) for new toilets, to widen doorways, designate disabled parking, install external ramps and pathways, as well as upgrades including solar panels, a water tank, heating and cooling, and upgrades to the kitchen.
- Tarra Territory Tourism ($11,450) to install a public and interactive art work at Yarram Memorial Park.
- Traralgon Girl Guides ($12,125) to upgrade security lighting, fire detection systems, and air conditioning.
From previous funding the Morwell Historical Society have replaced the roof of the facility, and received a $5,000 grant for the 2017 Morwell District Boer War Commemorative Service.
The Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund supports community-led initiatives and projects that help make the region a great place to live and work.
For more information on the Community and Facility Fund phone 1800 136 762.