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A new pavilion for netballers and cricketers has commenced construction at the Morwell Recreation Reserve.

Traralgon company Langden Constructions is undertaking the works. The slab has been poured and framing has commenced.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $5 million to build the pavilion and new netball courts when he was Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

The two new netball courts were completed by April, in time for Morwell Football-Netball Club to use throughout this current season.

“The new pavilion will provide the users with some of the best facilities across the region,” Mr Chester said.

“The Morwell netballers have previously been utilising a portable hut for change rooms and administration so they are well overdue for updated facilities,” Mr Chester said.

“There is always some inconvenience during the planning and construction for major projects like this, but by the end of the year Morwell will have one of the best netball facilities of all the local leagues.”

Mr Chester said improved facilities would help to attract more netballers and cricketers, and, importantly, help to attract more volunteers to both clubs.

The Federal Government is providing $5 million through the Local Community Infrastructure Program toward the Morwell Recreation Reserve upgrade, which also includes improvements to the Keegan Street Reserve cricket field and the construction of a multi-use synthetic playing surface.

The Morwell Recreation Reserve is among a number of significant Federal Government infrastructure investments underway in Latrobe City, including the Traralgon-Morell Shared Pathway, Latrobe performing art centre, Morwell CCTV camera installation and Churchill hockey club upgrades.

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