The Boisdale community have new change room facilities at the local Recreation Reserve thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria and Sport Danielle Green today officially opened the new change room facility at Boisdale Recreation Reserve, made possible with a $329,512 grant by the Labor Government through the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund.
The project included demolition and replacement of the existing changerooms with new home and umpire change rooms, an upgrade to oval lighting, upgrade mains power, and a retrofit of the existing home change rooms to become visitor facilities.
The new change rooms are accessible, female-friendly and compliant with current local level AFL standards including individual shower cubicles and an ambulant accessible toilet cubicle.
The upgrades at the Reserve are set to help increase sports participation rates within the community, including among female football and netball players from Boisdale-Briagolong Football Netball Club.
The Labor Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria since 2014.
Thirty local contractors and suppliers were used during the project including Ray Adams Concrete & Construction, Andrew Gieschen Plumbing, Avon Timber and Roofing, Macalister Earthmoving, Marathon Electrical, Maffra Floorworld, RAL Constructions and more.
Since 2016, the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $20 million Community and Facility Fund has supported more than 180 community projects across Latrobe City, Wellington and Baw Baw shire regions.
As stated by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria and Sport Danielle Green
“This is a fantastic achievement for the entire Boisdale community – every community, especially our rural areas deserve modern and appropriate facilities they can be proud of, and now they can be.”
“Leading healthy and active lifestyles is all part of the Government’s strong commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.”
“We are seeing the enormous benefits of these projects, not only for the community groups that use the facilities, but also the many local businesses engaged to undertake various elements of the build.”