Loch Sport Golf Club, Carrajung Hall and the Lake Wellington Yacht Club are the latest community facilities set to be upgraded in Wellington Shire thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP today announced the latest grant recipients to share in more than $380,000 from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.

Loch Sport Golf Club has received a $163,212 grant towards building a new facility at the Charles Street Reserve that will provide a more accessible and safe facility for users of the Club. The existing building will be demolished to make way for the new Clubhouse.

Carrajung Community Group has received a $129,597 grant to carry out essential works at the Carrajung Hall through securing the building’s structural integrity, installation of DDA-compliant amenities and new all access entry and parking.

The Lake Wellington Yacht Club has received $92,757 to improve accessibility at its Marlay Point facilities, including new entry ramps, disabled parking bays and DDA-compliant amenities.

It complements a strategic planning grant the Club received from the Fund in 2018 which identified a need to address significant participation barriers faced by members of the community.

More than 180 different community groups across the Latrobe Valley region are now seeing the benefits of improved facilities thanks to the Government’s Community and Facility Fund, delivered as part of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $266 million package.

The $20 million Fund is now fully subscribed, with LVA staff continuing to work with individual groups to complete projects already underway.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP

“The Victorian Government is proud to support community projects through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.”

“The Fund is having an enormous impact in the local community – helping community groups achieve their long-term goals sooner, as well as providing a boost to local businesses involved in undertaking the work.”

Quote attributable to Latrobe Valley Authority CEO Karen Cain

“Our Community and Facility Fund has now supported over 200 wonderful community led projects that encourage participation, inclusion and increased visitation to our region.”