Latrobe City Council has commenced essential surface upgrades to Gaskin Park – Oval Two, thanks to a successful funding application of $250,000 via Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Country Football Netball Program.
Council has also allocated a further $100,000 to the upgrade.
The delivery of this project is set to be complete in early 2025 and will improve the surface of the oval and enable local sporting clubs to increase usage of the venue, especially during wet weather conditions.
The Council Plan outlines Council’s commitment to increasing the accessibility of our green spaces and facilities to connect community and achieve positive health and wellbeing outcomes.
Mayor of Latrobe City Council, Councillor Darren Howe, said Council continues to provide improved facilities that are accessible and inclusive for our community.
“These vital upgrades to Gaskin park – Oval 2 mean junior football clubs can play at their home ground and the facility can be used more often. They will also ensure an improved surface that users will want to train and play on, and one that clubs can be proud of,” said the Mayor.
“Upgrades to Gaskin Park – Oval Two will allow the club to grow, expand female participation, and support more training and playing hours.
“We are looking forward to attracting more users of the Gaskin Park facilities with these upgrades, while ensuring our current clubs and users get better use out of them.”