Latrobe City residents and visitors to the region are enjoying the benefits of more upgraded community facilities thanks to funding from the Victorian Government.
Latrobe Valley Authority CEO Chris Buckingham today joined Latrobe City Mayor Cr Kellie O’Callaghan and community members to tour facility upgrades and mark their completion.
Latrobe City Council received more than $750,000 through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund for three projects, including Traralgon Apex Park ($455,838), Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve ($274,438) and Traralgon South multi-use courts ($340,584).
Traralgon Apex Park Reserve has been transformed with the addition of a new sports pavilion including change rooms, showers, accessible toilets, umpire changing facilities and a first-aid room. Over 250 users of the facility will directly benefit with a district level AFL pavilion that will help grow participation in local sports at a junior level.
Upgrades at the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve included the construction of a new meeting space with a kitchen and storage areas, as well as an accessible toilet with two 5,000 litre rainwater tanks for improved sustainability. The new space will benefit a range of user groups including local primary schools and community groups, with ample space for community activities, education sessions, storage and meeting spaces.
Significant improvements have also been made to the Traralgon South Recreation Reserve, with a full reconstruction of courts one and two, while courts three and four were repaired and resurfaced, bringing the facility up to modern standards.
The Victorian Government’s Community and Facility Fund has supported 232 community projects across the region to improve liveability, sustainability, and social connection.
LVA CEO Chris Buckingham and Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan at the recently upgraded facilities at Apex Park, Traralgon.
LVA CEO Chris Buckingham, Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan and Friends of the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve volunteer Gary Deane enjoy a stroll around the wetlands reserve.
The new Assembly Hall at Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve includes a meeting room, kitchenette, accessible toilet and storage space.
LVA CEO Chris Buckingham, Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan, Traralgon South Tennis Club President Grady Just and LVA Grants Manager Laurie Paton at the new and improved multi-use courts at Traralgon South Recreation Reserve.