Tuesday, 24th October

Heyfield bowlers are feeling refreshed and revitalised, thanks to $135,000 funding from the Victorian Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing today formally opened upgrades to the Heyfield Bowls Club, which have significantly improved the amenity and functionality of the clubrooms.

The upgrades include the installation of air conditioning, new women’s toilets, an accessible toilet, new kitchen facilities, new flooring, and an outdoor entertainment area.

The improvements will be appreciated by the 200 people who bowl at the club every week, and the many community groups who utilise its facilities such as the Lions Club who prepare and store food there for local events.

The project was funded under the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $20 million Community Facility Fund.

The fund supports community-led initiatives and projects that help make the region a great place to live and work.

The Victorian Government is working hard to give all Victorians the opportunity to play the sports they love, and embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Since being elected, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $740 million in initiatives to make sure our suburban and regional clubs and our iconic sporting stadiums have the modern facilities they need to grow.

On top of that, the Andrews Labor Government’s $85 million Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative is investing in new and upgraded facilities across the region, creating jobs, bringing more visitors to the region, keeping the local economy strong, and inspiring the next generation of aspiring sports stars to join clubs and emulate their heroes.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing

“Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of communities, and the bowls club has been an integral part of the Heyfield community for more than 60 years.”

“The old clubrooms were sorely in need of an upgrade, and this project has secured the sustainability of the building for future community and social use, as well as maintaining and growing the existing bowling competition.”