Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Four more netball courts for Bundaberg

Media Release

FN085/2017

05 June 2017

Joint release with:

Keith Pitt

Federal Member for Hinkler

  • Sod turning ceremony held today for the Bundaberg Netball Complex upgrade
  • Coalition Government invested $500,000 in project, scheduled for completion in October 2017.

Work officially began today on building four new bitumen courts at the Bundaberg Netball Complex.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the additional courts—together with new paths, seating, shade structures and fencing—would encourage increased local participation in one of Australia’s most popular sports.

“When completed, the new facilities will improve the complex’s ability to accommodate more players and their supporters,” Minister Nash said.

“By investing in the social and economic well-being of communities, and creating jobs during construction, projects like this one will benefit Bundaberg community now and into the future.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and modern sporting facilities do just that.”

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt attended a sod turning ceremony at the complex today to mark the start of the project.

“Today’s start to construction is the first step in fulfilling a 2016 federal election commitment by the Coalition,” Mr Pitt said.

“This project will provide the netball community of Bundaberg and the surrounding region with safe and modern facilities for all members and players to use.

“When the works are completed—weather permitting, in October 2017—this complex will be an even better venue for competition games and training.”

The $530,852 project is being jointly funded with the Coalition Government contributing $500,000 and the Bundaberg Netball Association contributing $38,852.