Upgrades to Morwell’s Keegan Street Reserve are due to start by the end of the month.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $500,000 toward the Keegan Street Reserve last year as part of the Federal Government’s $5 million commitment to upgrade the Morwell Recreation Reserve. Mr Chester also secured federal funding for new netball courts and a shared cricket-netball pavilion.
Mr Chester said Gippsland contractor A1 Civil had been awarded the contract for the upgrades to Keegan Street Reserve, which will provide a high quality cricket facility for Latrobe Valley and wider Gippsland community.
“The Keegan Street oval is being reconstructed with a new crown design, four natural turf wickets and one synthetic wicket,” Mr Chester said.
“A new irrigation system will be installed and will include an upgrade to the perimeter drainage system.
“A four lane training wicket will also be installed with the contract awarded to local construction company, Langden Constructions.”
There will be some disruption while works are underway, with access to Keegan Street closed to the public during construction and pedestrian access available from the Morwell Recreation Reserve.
Mr Chester said these upgrades will give Morwell Cricket Club access to state-of-the-art facilities that will strengthen the club into the future.
“Morwell will soon be home to some of the best football, netball and cricket facilities in the region.”
The Federal Government is providing $5 million toward the Morwell Recreation Reserve upgrades, which includes the construction of a new multi-use synthetic oval, new netball courts and a shared-cricket pavilion.