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Works to revitalise the township of Toongabbie and improve the local infrastructure are approaching completion.

Local MP Darren Chester said the $300,000 revitalisation would make Toongabbie more accessible and attractive to locals and visitors alike.

“These upgrades to pathways and drainage not only improves the appearance of the township’s streetscapes, but ensures safe and accessible pathways for locals walking around town,” Mr Chester said.

“The Toongabbie Stadium carpark and the Toongabbie Recreation Reserve have been sealed as well.”

Mr Chester said the Toongabbie Mechanics Institute was also receiving some attention as part of the works.

“Currently heritage preservation works as well as the installation of heating at the Mechanics Institute is underway,” Mr Chester said.

“Once completed, these upgrades will make the facility more useable and comfortable during the colder months of the year.”

Works are due to be completed by end of June 2021.

Mr Chester secured funding for the revitalisation works as part of a $2 million investment in Latrobe City through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program.

Latrobe City has also allocated funding received to the new Flynn hall and recreation reserve works ($1.2 million), replacing the roof of the clubrooms at Tyers Recreation Reserve ($50,000), and a storage shed at Yinnar and District Historical Society and Museum ($46,000).

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