New facilities and a landscaped community space will be added to the Glenview Park Racecourse in Traralgon.
The Government has announced a $263,000 funding package for the facility which is shared by Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club (TGRC) and Latrobe Valley Racing Club (LVRC).
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MLC announced the funding package at Glenview Park today.
The upgrades will include the construction of a new outdoor entertainment space, including a children’s playground, shade sails, lawn area and seating for families.
TGRC manager Steven Clarke said the two racing clubs were jointly contributing $50,000 towards the outdoor entertainment area, which is expected to be finished by the end of October.
Ms Shing said the upgrade included the construction of a multi-purpose shed to enable Glenview Park to host more community-based events, and work to repair and replace damaged asphalt and construct a new drain is also in progress to ensure the club’s facilities are maintained to a high standard.
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to be supporting these upgrades to Glenview Park. It’s great news for the local community and great news for jobs,” she said.
Mr Clarke said a new communal lawn area would open up the club to the broader community and would be used to host more community events, such as picnics and an open-air cinema.
“We’re grateful for the support the Victorian Government has provided for our new outdoor entertainment area, which will be a great space for community events and provide a safe place for kids to play,” Mr Clarke said.
Ms Shing said the Government funding package would also support a three-day food truck carnival with free entry from Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 4 November to mark the start of the LVRC’s racing season.