A $500,000 redevelopment of facilities at the Lakes Entrance Recreation Reserve will deliver long term benefits for junior and senior sportspeople, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.
Mr Chester inspected progress on the new change rooms and was briefed on improvements to netball and cricket facilities at the reserve.
“This is the most significant overhaul of facilities in decades and a credit to the committee volunteers, who’ve raised money to complement the $360,000 grant we secured from the Federal Government,” Mr Chester said.
“The new change rooms will be suitable for male and female sportspeople and provide improved facilities for trainers and first aid workers.
“In addition to the change rooms, there will be new netball courts in place by the start of next season and the cricket pitch area is being redeveloped.
“These projects are on top of the new cricket nets and storage shed which were made possible with small grants under the Stronger Communities Program.
“Providing opportunities for Gippslanders to be more active, more often is important for the health of our community and I want to congratulate all of the volunteers involved for these major upgrades.”