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TVFC meets with Baw Baw Shire Council

Trafalgar Victory FC have met with Baw Baw Shire staff to discuss, amongst other things, the progress of the change room/shower facility project. TVFC President Lachlan Wyatt and TVFC Vice President Mark Judd met Cohen Van der Velde (Director Community Assets at Baw Baw Shire Council) and David Hare (Manager Infrastructure Assets & Recreation) on Monday the 4th of March at the BBSC Drouin offices.

The meeting followed the BBSC “Have Your Say” community budget submission presentation held on Tuesday the 26th of March.  The summary of the meeting regarding the building project were as follows:

The request for funding for an interim change room/shower facility will be considered by BBSC. An initial release of the 2019/2020 BBSC budget will be available for feedback in early April.

BBSC have acknowledged the Trafalgar Recreation Precinct tenant’s request for two separate facilities instead of the originally presented single facility.

A new facility is being planned to accommodate the needs for Trafalgar Victory FC, Gippsland FC, Trafalgar Junior Football, Trafalgar Cricket and the Trafalgar Boxing Gym.

A tender process has just been initiated by BBSC calling for “architectural and civil design services for the development of construction drawings and cost estimates for a new change room building located to the north of the existing soccer club social rooms and to the west of the proposed second oval.”( 21935CT ARCHITECTURAL & CIVIL DESIGN SERVICES TRAFALGAR RECREATION RESERVE NEW CHANGE ROOMS)

The deadline for the 2019/2020 Sports & Recreation Victoria funding has already passed. Accordingly, the focus has now turned for SRV funding submissions for 2020/2021.  This round of funding opens later this year and it is BBSC objective to have the design and documentation for his project “shovel ready” when funding options are considered.

The Trafalgar Soccer Grounds lighting project is scheduled for construction in the upcoming months. TVFC are currently awaiting clarification from BBSC regarding the exact timeline.  This information will be made available to TVFC members as soon as it becomes available.

Trafalgar Victory FC wishes to advise its members that it is doing all it can to promote this project as a high priority for BBSC.  In response, BBSC are investigating funding options and following the necessary planning process. Stay tuned for further details as they become available.