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Latrobe Valley sport venues benefit from new LED lighting
The Victorian Government's investment of $345,000 in installing 300 new lux LED lights in Newborough and Traralgon is benefiting community sport in the Latrobe Valley.
Included are new 100 lux LED lights at Monash Recreation Reserve and the installation of an additional 200 lux LED lights, alongside the reconstruction of the netball courts at Traralgon Recreation Reserve.
Completed in time for the new season the works will deliver huge benefits to the Traralgon Football Netball Club and Monash Soccer Club ensuring that both recreational reserves can be better utilised for training and games.
Commenting on the investement, Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing stated "we’re ensuring our local sports teams have the very best facilities across the Valley - this is about supporting grassroots sport, boosting health outcomes and ensuring the Valley is a great place to live.
“We’re also delivering the sporting infrastructure the Latrobe Valley needs to host the big games and best stars, which will bring people from across Victoria to the Valley and create hundreds of jobs along the way.”
The works have been made possible through the Victorian Government’s $5 million Community Managed Places program for Gippsland sporting venues that are managed by volunteer committees of management.
Delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority and the Latrobe City Council the works form part of initiatives to make the Latrobe Valley one of regional Australia’s top sporting hubs. This includes an $85 million investment by the Victoiran Government in its sporting infrastructure, with a new aquatic centre in Traralgon and upgraded ovals, reserves and stadiums throughout the region.
New and upgraded sporting facilities will increase the Latrobe Valley’s capacity to attract and host major events and community programs and improve amenity for local users.
Latrobe Valley Authority Chief Executive Karen Cain added “we want to ensure every Gippslander has the opportunity to participate in active recreation and help provide the best amenities possible for them to do so.
“Improving sporting infrastructure at nine local reserves through this program is a big step toward that goal and improving health and social outcomes for users of these facilities.”
Further works to be completed across the Valley include improvements to the roller derby facility in the Sheep Shed at the Traralgon Recreation Reserve and new changerooms installed at the Morwell East Football Netball Club at Ronald Reserve, to help cater for the growing numbers of women playing football and netball.
For further information visit www.lva.vic.gov.au/latrobe-valley-sports-community-initiative
Image top: Traralgon Tennis Centre.
22nd March 2018 - Gerard Lighting Group illuminates Melbourne’s South Belgrave Oval
2nd November 2011 - New court surfaces for Traralgon Regional Tennis Centre
21st January 2010 - New ownership for Latrobe City Soccer Stadium
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