It may be the middle of winter but there’s a spring in the step of Traralgon Croquet Club members as they enjoy a change of greenery at Glenview Park.
With the club’s former Breed Street base of 60 years being utilised as part of the $57 million Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre project, Latrobe City Council has facilitated a move to the Glenview Park sporting precinct through the Victorian Government’s $85 million Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative administrated by Latrobe Valley Authority. Without the support of the state government, the project would not have been able to proceed and Council is grateful for the investment in our community’s sporting future.
Latrobe City Mayor Graeme Middlemiss today joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing to officially open the new and improved Traralgon Croquet Club and tour the recently completed site. The finished product includes lighting to enable evening play, a new clubhouse, car parking, pedestrian access and four grassed courts designed to maximise local usage and attract major competitions.
A number of local contractors were engaged to work on this build including RJ Low (building contractor), BuildEng (building design and engineer), Malady Electrical (electrician), Chris Larkin (plumbing), Evergreen turf (surfacing) and ReMarkable Fencing (fencing).
The new Traralgon Croquet Club will enhance the club’s capacity for growth into the future and complements the Traralgon Greyhound Club and Latrobe Valley Racing Club at the McNairn Road Sporting precinct.
“As a council we want to ensure all community groups and sporting clubs have a place to call home. We recognised the impact the GRAC project would have on the croquet club and worked hand-in-hand with the club’s membership every step of the way to ensure a positive outcome and smooth transition to a new facility.” Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Graeme Middlemiss
“It is imperative that in developing major recreation infrastructure we do not leave anyone behind along the way, so we are proud to have come to a great agreement with the Traralgon Croquet Club which will lead to an even brighter future at this new and improved site.” Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Graeme Middlemiss