Local tennis players now have safer facilities to play on with work to improve the Traralgon tennis courts complex now complete.
Six tennis courts have been resurfaced to improve the quality of the playing surface, thanks to Federal Government money.
Local MP Darren Chester said the $56,000 project would improve safety for players and officials.
“Courts 19 to 24 were not suitable for players and these works ensure they’re ready to go for both training and competition once again,” Mr Chester said.
“Traralgon hosts not only local competitions and tournaments but also international ones, so it is important the courts are kept to a high standard for all players.”
Mr Chester said the resurfaced courts would help with large tournaments and increase opportunities to host events into the future.
“There is such a vibrant tennis community in Traralgon with locals enjoying the sport throughout the year,” Mr Chester said.
“Improving the conditions of these courts means more players can make use of the courts at one time and no one’s safety is put at risk.
“It also means that professional level competitions can continue to be hosted in our region.”
Mr Chester said the project was funded through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.
“This program is designed to improve community facilities and to help boost our region’s economic stimulus,” Mr Chester said.
“Improving community infrastructure not only ensures we have exceptional local facilities, but also supports local jobs.”
As part of the 2021-22 Federal Budget, Latrobe City Council have been allocated an additional $3.4 million for phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.