Tuesday, 11 July 2020

Much loved community meeting spaces in Glengarry and Morwell will be upgraded thanks to Victorian Government funding.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MP today announced nearly $200,000 in funding for Glengarry Mechanics Institute and Club Astoria German Australian Society from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.

The Glengarry Mechanics Institute will receive a much-needed facelift thanks to a $159,660 grant to renovate the building which is over 100 years old. The project includes restoration of the weatherboard façade, new flooring, drainage and structural repairs, and installation of accessible amenities and entry ramps.

Club Astoria German Australian Society will receive $36,569 to undertake essential improvements to their Morwell facility. It includes the replacement of damaged stumps and floor repairs, and replacement of windows and walls, improving comfort for members and allowing them to continue to run their popular community events.

More than 230 community groups across the Latrobe Valley region are now seeing the benefits of improved facilities thanks to the Victorian Government’s Community and Facility Fund, delivered as part of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $266 million package.

 Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MP

“The Victorian Government is proud to support community projects through the Community and Facility Fund, while also providing a boost to local businesses involved in undertaking the works.”

“Investing in projects like these enables community groups to focus on the future, giving them the confidence to host more events and encourage local participation.”

Quote attributable to Latrobe Valley Authority CEO Karen Cain

“Our Community and Facility Fund has been extremely successful – supporting 232 wonderful community-led projects that encourage participation and inclusion, but also providing a boost to local businesses involved in bringing the projects to life.”