Hoop-Hoop-Hooray for Waverley Netball Courts

Media Release

JM082/2018

20 April 2018

Joint release with:

Julia Banks

Federal Member for Chisholm

  • Upgrade of twelve netball courts complete in Ashwood, Melbourne
  • Project will support thousands of players each season
  • The Coalition Government invested $890,000 in the project

A substantial upgrade to the Waverley District Netball Courts in suburban Melbourne is set to increase sports participation and provide a safer environment for families in the area, following its opening today.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the re-development would benefit up to 4,000 players in the community who use the netball courts each season.

“This project also supported 10 jobs during construction and will provide up to two on-going roles, which shows how investing in sporting facilities is not only great for the community but also makes a real economic contribution,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The upgrade will give grassroots sport in the region a shot in the arm, allowing current and prospective players to take advantage of this $1,102,621 project.”

Federal Member for Chisholm Julia Banks said the project had upgraded twelve existing netball courts, providing drainage, acrylic surfacing and padded goal seats.

“By constructing fencing, installing a new shelter and night-time lighting, we have provided a safer and more secure environment, particularly for evening training sessions,” Ms Banks said.

“Another project underway in this region is the Oakleigh Indoor Stadium and Regional Gymnastics Centre, and I am pleased to see the local community taking advantage of the Australian Government's various grants programs to deliver key community infrastructure, like the netball courts today.”

The project was jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $890,000 in the project, the Waverley District Netball Association $192,621 and Bendigo Bank $20,000.