Valley clubs safe and sound

A CLUSTER of Latrobe Valley sporting clubs and community organisations will soon become more secure after sharing in about $50,000 worth of State Government Community Safety Fund grants.

State Member for Morwell Russell Northe formally announced the funding last Tuesday at Morwell Football Netball Club to six organisations across the region, as part of a $1 million state-wide boost.

Churchill Football Netball Club, Churchill Cricket Club, Morwell Football Netball Club, Tyers District Community Association, West Traralgon Scout Hall and Hazelwood Jeeralang Community Association were the local recipients.

The funding will go toward upgrading safety features such as lighting, alarm systems, roller doors, and awareness brochures.

“These facilities are the heart of our local communities and are often managed by local volunteers so crime and anti-social behaviour at these important community assets has a significant impact,” Northe said.

The grants ranged from $2753 to $10,000.