Building Underway For Lancefield Community Projects

Seven key community infrastructure projects at Lancefield Park will share in $800,000 in vital funding – including enhancing the netball and tennis courts, main oval, cricket clubrooms, playground and bowls club along with the installation of a skate park, BMX track and a new tractor.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today marked the start of work on a $450,000 project to build new female friendly change rooms and public toilets at the Lancefield Football Netball and Tennis Clubs.

The projects are supported by $1.5 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government, with work expected to be finished by early 2017.

The announcement comes as the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) released its final report on implementing recommendations of its independent investigation into the Lancefield-Cobaw fire.

In the report, the IGEM found that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) had completed 19 of the 22 recommendations and all of the 10 commitments.

The three final outstanding recommendations will be implemented as part of Safer Together, Victoria’s new approach to bushfire management.

The Labor Government ordered the independent investigation in October last year. DELWP accepted all 22 recommendations in the investigation report and made an additional 10 commitments to improve its fuel management program.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“The Lancefield Park Renewal Project has brought the community together to have their say on what matters to them and how they want to use their park today and into the future.”

The Inspector General for Emergency Management has acknowledged that we acted swiftly to respond to the findings and rebuild community trust.”

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“I congratulate those who have led this project and thank them for their passion in making Lancefield Park a great place for the people of Lancefield and surrounding communities to enjoy.”