21 September 2017

Lights on for Lorne Bowls Club

Members of the Lorne Bowls Club, members of the Lorne community and tourists can now enjoy night bowls, thanks to a $20,000 grant via Round Two of the Stronger Communities Program.

I was delighted to recently join members of the Lorne Bowls Club to switch on the lights for the first time.

The lights will encourage greater community participation and lead to an improvement in community vibrancy. The project included the installation of eight light towers to provide LED lighting to the bowling green.

Night bowling will also provide an additional activity for conference participants, corporate functions and social bowls.

Across Corangamite, 28 projects were funded under Rounds One and Two of the Turnbull government’s Stronger Communities Program – these include $18,000 to the Lorne CFA for the purchase of a new command vehicle, $10,000 to assist the Torquay Marine Rescue Service purchase a rescue jet ski and $10,000 to the Ocean Grove & District Men’s Shed for a shed upgrade.  The full list is here.

Round Three of the Stronger Communities program recently closed with applications currently being considered by the Department of Industry.

I look forward to seeing new local projects that will help build stronger communities in Corangamite.

3 October 2017