Premier Daniel Andrews visited Morwell today and at a press conference announced a $20 million transition scheme that will allow workers to transfer to other electricity generators, and early retirement packages will be offered.
On top of that, $85 million has also been announced for sporting and community facilities within the Latrobe Valley which is estimated to create around 500 new jobs.
The community sporting package includes:
$46 million for a new Gippsland Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Traralgon
$17 million to redevelop the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex in Traralgon
$4 million to upgrade Morwell Recreation Reserve
$1.7 million to upgrade the Latrobe Sports and Entertainment Complex in Morwell
$3 million to upgrade the Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe
$1.4 million for the Sale and Traralgon Tennis Centres
$5 million for 9 local reserves to be upgraded