Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
It’s time to light up the Boisdale Recreation Reserve, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
“There is an application pending with the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) for upgrades to the reserve and I would hope they will give it the green light,” Mr Bull said.
“Meeting with Boisdale-Briagolong Football Netball Club (BBFNC) and the reserve’s committee of management this week and hearing of their plans, improvements to the lighting infrastructure and change rooms would benefit all users.
“Boisdale Recreation Reserve, together with the football netball club and Wellington Shire Council, has done a great job in developing a masterplan and from that their top priorities include a lighting upgrade and change room redevelopments.
“With the committee having applied for funding last week, I hope the LVA now views this submission favourably so footballers of all ages can continue to enjoy playing at this facility with better changing facilities and improved lighting.
“A lighting upgrade would also provide a better experience for those who contribute off-field and locals who attend training, while also opening pathways for night matches in the future.”
BBFNC vice president, Ryan Evans, said providing updated and compliant facilities would go a long way towards maintaining and improving participation levels, which has been a focus for the club in recent times with the addition of women’s and Youth Girls’ teams.
“We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive club, however the state of the lighting impacts on our ability to train all of our teams appropriately,” he said.
The reserve is used by BBFNC, Boisdale Junior Football Club, other local community groups, schools and the general public as an active recreation space.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, pictured with BBFNC vice president, Ryan Evans, and Boisdale Recreation Reserve president, Daryl Bedggood, says upgrades to the reserve, including the lighting infrastructure, are required.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018