Friday, 2nd June
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local sporting clubs in Gippsland go green – to reduce emissions and cut costs.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited Yarram Recreation Reserve today to announce a $24,375 grant to install 93 solar panels on the clubrooms.

Local company Gippsland Solar will install the new panels, which will dramatically reduce energy costs, saving around $6,800 per year.

The funding is from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $20 million Community Facility Fund, which supports projects that make the local communities more attractive places to live, work and visit.

The Reserve services the mighty Yarram Football Netball Club, Yarram Lions Club, Yarram SES, Southern Suns Junior Football Club, Colts Junior Football Club, Yarram Pony Club, Yarram Campdraft, Yarram Red Cross, Yarram Agricultural Society, Yarram Junior Cricket Club, Yarram Adult Riders, Weight Watchers and U3A.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio:

It’s wonderful to visit Yarram to announce this grant – a practical initiative that will cut costs for the local clubs.”
“We know that sport and recreation facilities are important to rural cities and towns.  Sporting clubs are often the cornerstone of communities and a meeting place for locals of all ages.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren:

This funding will help ease the financial burden of any club that calls Yarram Recreation Reserve home – it’s good for grassroots sport and good for the environment.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:

This is great news for Yarram – not only is the Reserve saving money but this project is also supporting local jobs.”