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Construction of a new shared netball and cricket pavilion at Morwell Recreation Reserve is almost complete.

The building is in the final stages of fit-out with flooring completed and kitchen appliances installed. It will be ready to use in January.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $5 million toward the pavilion, netball courts and other upgrades at the Morwell Recreation Reserve.

He said external covered areas and car parking were still to be completed, followed by some minor landscaping works.

“Morwell netballers had previously been using portable toilets and did not have any change rooms or facilities near the courts,” Mr Chester said.

“This funding has provided them with some of the best facilities in the region, both in terms of playing conditions and for spectators and officials.

“The shared netball-cricket pavilion will include player change facilities, a first aid room, umpire change rooms, multi-purpose meeting space, a commercial kitchen and a covered viewing area for spectators.”

Mr Chester said he was pleased a local builder had been appointed to support local jobs. Traralgon’s Langden Constructions has undertaken the pavilion works.

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

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