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 Former 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

Netball to light up in Waverley

Media Release


13 November 2017

Joint release with:

Ms Julia Banks MP

Federal Member for Chisholm

  • Waverley District Netball Association courts' $1.08 million upgrade is now underway
  • The new lights and fencing will make netball courts safer
  • More than 4,000 netball players to use the courts each weekend

Netball players in Chisholm today celebrated the official start of work to revamp the Waverley District Netball Association Courts in Ashwood and support grassroots sport.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Coalition Government was investing $890,000 in lighting and fencing for all twelve courts.

“This upgrade will give local players a safer place to play and train for netball, particularly at night, and will help encourage healthy lifestyles in the community,” Mr Chester said.

“It will improve the courts for more than 4,000 players who use them during the season, and is expected to create ten construction jobs, and a permanent part-time job.” 

Federal Member for Chisholm Ms Julia Banks MP, who attended the sod turn today, said the upgrade will improve the standard of netball facilities available to locals.

“Following the upgrade, the twelve netball courts will meet Australian Netball standards, and will also meet the Regional Facility requirements of Netball Victoria,” Ms Banks said

“This extensive upgrade will see drainage improved, acrylic surfacing and padded goal sets installed at the twelve courts, the construction of fencing, and the installation of two shelters.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to see my election commitment realised, and know that these essential upgrades will encourage local girls and women to participate in the competition.”

President of the Waverley District Netball Association, Angela Mylrea said the upgrades will further encourage the Chisholm community to get involved in the sport of Netball.

“We are proud to be a strong community-run organisation, and are incredibly grateful for this funding so that we can pursue much needed upgrades,” Ms Mylrea said.

“Our Federal Member Julia Banks MP has been a wonderful advocate for girls and women in sport, and this Commonwealth funding will go a long way in ensuring our Association welcomes girls from across Chisholm and beyond”.

This project is jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($890,000) and Waverley District Netball Association ($189,062).