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The redevelopment of Morwell Recreation Reserve into an exceptional multi-sport venue is complete, with the official opening of the new changerooms today.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the changerooms and amenities refurbishment completed the transformation of the recreation reserve.

“This upgrade means the changerooms are an AFL standard and can be split into four smaller rooms if necessary, which not only improves the versatility of the space but the opportunity to host sporting events,” Mr Chester said.

“Improvements to amenities including the first aid room, public toilets and umpire change rooms provides better facilities for the wider community.”

Mr Chester said the Morwell Recreation Reserve had undergone extensive upgrades over the last few years to create a fantastic local sporting facility.

“Local sportspeople now have a high-quality multi-sport facility that is accessible and caters to a range of sports including football, netball and cricket,” Mr Chester said.

“I secured $5 million for the Morwell Recreation Reserve redevelopment project which included a new synthetic oval, new netball courts, a shared pavilion, the redevelopment of the Keegan Street Reserve and upgrade of changeroom and amenities.

“I have always been passionate about keeping Gippslanders active and ensuring our sporting facilities are of a high quality keeps locals playing sports.

“This is a fantastic investment in local sporting facilities, and it will benefit many sportspeople now and for years to come.”

The Federal Government provided $5 million towards the Morwell Recreation Reserve redevelopment project. The Victorian State Government provided $4 million towards the project. Latrobe City Council managed the project.

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