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Works on the new shared netball and cricket pavilion at the Morwell Recreation Reserve should be finished in just two months.

The framing and brickwork are finished and the external cladding on the northern side of the building is in place.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the project was moving ahead and the community was keen to see the building in use.

“The doors and windows have been installed and the roof is on,” Mr Chester said.

The pavilion will include change facilities, a first aid room, universal accessible amenities, umpire change rooms, office and store rooms, multi-purpose meeting space, a commercial kitchen and a covered area for spectators.

Mr Chester said Morwell would soon be home to the best netball and cricket facilities in the region.

“These new improved facilities will help to attract more netballers and cricketers, and, importantly, help to attract more volunteers to both clubs,” Mr Chester said.

“This project is supporting local jobs during the construction phase with Traralgon-based contractor Langden Constructions undertaking the pavilion works.”

Mr Chester announced $5 million from the Federal Government to build the new pavilion and netball courts when he was Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

The new courts were ready to use during the 2018 season and hosted the Gippsland Netball League grand finals. The pavilion is due to be finished by the end of November.

The works at the Morwell Recreation Reserve are among a number of significant infrastructure projects in the Latrobe Valley funded by the Federal Government.

Other projects include the Latrobe Creative Precinct ($10 million from the Federal Government), the Morwell CBD revitalisation project ($1.75 million),  amenity and road safety improvements in Rosedale, including Willow Park ($2 million), the Traralgon-Morwell Shared Pathway ($1.6 million),  the installation of CCTV cameras in Morwell ($233,000), the fit-out of the Traralgon West Sporting Complex pavilion ($300,000), and the new Churchill hockey pavilion ($200,000).

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