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Russel Northe MLA:
Funding for Latrobe City Infrastructure Projects

The announcement yesterday by the Federal Government to provide funding towards the Morwell-Traralgon shared pathway project, and an upgrade to Morwell Recreation Reserve will be welcomed by our local community after years of advocacy.

By Portal Admin - 13th February 2017 - Back to News

The Morwell-Traralgon shared pathway is something I have long supported. In 2010 the Liberal-National Coalition made a commitment to provide funding to undertake the work required to determine the route, design and costings of the shared pathway.

Latrobe City Council subsequently made an application to the State Government’s "Safer Cyclists and Pedestrians" fund.

Despite the State Government promising that announcements would be made before the end of 2016, this has never happened, so I'm sure the community will be thrilled that the Federal Government has now stepped in.

I congratulate our Federal Member for Gippsland in Darren Chester for fighting so hard to support the shared pathway and it's now time the State Government got on its bike and matched the funding as provided by the Federal Government.

Members of the Morwell Football Netball Club have also been fighting for a redevelopment of their facilities and in particular the new netball courts and change rooms.

The state of the current netball courts are appalling and don’t comply with modern standards, and I know members of the club will be thrilled the Federal Government have stepped in to assist.

I think most people are sick and tired of the State Government talking but not acting so it is so pleasing that Darren Chester and the Federal Government have seen fit to intervene and assist our community.

I also congratulate our local community for their many years of rallying for these two very important projects.

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