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Local players, officials and their families have something to look forward to as they return to Tyers Recreation Reserve after a disrupted year.

Work to replace the roof and ceiling of the club rooms, used by groups like the Traralgon Tyers Football Netball Club, is now complete.

Local MP Darren Chester said the $50,000 project was funded with money from the Federal Government.

“Club rooms are the heart of local clubs and a space for teams and their supporters to gather and enjoy each other’s company and hold events,” Mr Chester said.

“The old roof was rusted and buckled and this upgrade ensures the club rooms remain in good condition, accessible and user friendly.

“The project also supported local jobs with local contractors, including Harles Plumbing and Langden Constructions from Traralgon, engaged to complete the works.”

Mr Chester said the work at the recreation reserve was just one of the projects in the Latrobe Valley funded through the Drought Communities Program.

“This program is helping Latrobe City to undertake local infrastructure projects and other activities to support areas impacted by drought,” Mr Chester said.

“This is a way to help affected communities by boosting local employment and procurement, while also addressing social and community needs by investing in infrastructure improvements that will bring lasting benefits.

“Other local projects funded through the program include the rebuild of Flynn Hall, Toongabbie township improvements and a new storage shed for the Yinnar and District Historical Society and Museum.”



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