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Darren Chester urges all government levels to fund redevelopment of Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium in Morwell
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is urging all levels of government to work together and fund the redevelopment of the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium in Morwell.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester recently met with members of the local soccer community, to inspect the site, hear their concerns and discuss the work needed. "Right now this site needs a major facelift to restore it to its former glory and a real opportunity to establish a centre of excellence for soccer in eastern Victoria," Mr Chester said.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester pictured with (L-R) Mark Cassar, Gippsland Football Club and Tony Francis, Regional Development Manager, Football Victoria recently inspected the Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium to discuss the work needed to be done
Attracting professional teams
Mr Chester said, "From my inspection the facility needs a lot of work to be brought up to the standard expected of local sporting facilities, especially if the region wants to attract professional teams to the site."
"Not only is the venue deteriorating it is becoming increasingly more unsafe, with the user groups having to already restrict access in some areas due to safety concerns and amenities no longer being compliant."
Working with partnership
Mr Chester has written to Latrobe City Council to place his support behind funding the project. "I have let Latrobe City Council know that I would support any funding bids submitted to the Federal Government for this project."
"A large infrastructure project of this size requires all levels of government to work in partnership with the sporting community. I will continue to work with the local community and government counterparts to see this worthwhile and important project for our region funded." Mr Chester said.
Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.
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