Saturday, 13th July 2019

A new all-weather baseball training facility is now open and ready for use at Kevin Lythgo Reserve in Traralgon, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today welcomed the new facility, supported by over $121,000 from the Labor Government’s Latrobe Valley Authority Community and Facility Fund, as local clubs came together to test their skills in the new batting cages.

The upgrade will benefit players from all age groups and levels, with baseball clubs from Traralgon, Morwell, Moe, Sale and Churchill set to access the new facility.

The new facility features a pitching machine, synthetic turf flooring and sports grade netting – providing local baseball players with a high-quality training facility no matter the weather.

A large number of local contractors and suppliers were used during the construction of the facility including BJ Concreting Traralgon, Solomon’s Flooring Traralgon, Cummins Excavations, SignCo Traralgon, Eastern Constructions and more – boosting local jobs and supporting regional businesses.

Over 160 community projects have now been realised thanks to grants totalling more than $14 million from the Victorian Government through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We’re really proud to support a diverse range of sporting clubs in the Latrobe Valley to have the world-class facilities they need to shine on the field, and increase participation.”

“The new indoor practice centre has been constructed by a number of local contractors, boosting Latrobe Valley businesses and creating fantastic local jobs.”

Quotes attributable to Latrobe Valley Authority CEO Karen Cain

“The new indoor training facility is a fantastic asset for our local baseball clubs – helping to promote growth and lift aspiration in the sport locally.”

“Our Community and Facility Fund is continuing to support a range of wonderful community projects that are improving the amenity and liveability of the Latrobe Valley.”