LVA Grant Announcements Media Statement

I congratulate the hardworking community groups for successfully making their project a priority with the State Government, however there are many Latrobe Valley organisations who continue to be ignored and desperately require financial support.

The Andrews Labor Government is providing lip service to Latrobe Valley Yacht Club funding only a business case when they were the architects of Hazelwood’s closure resulting in the club’s homelessness. The state government must expedite a new home and fund new facilities for the Yacht Club in a sustainable location.

It is concerning Labor continues to ignore the significant safety issues and appalling female facilities at three of Latrobe Valley largest sporting clubs – Yallourn Yallourn North Football Netball Club, Churchill Football Netball Club and Churchill United Soccer Club.  Labor must take these groups out of the ‘too hard basket’ and fast track their facility upgrades.