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

Game on! New netball courts for Shepparton

Media Release


25 August 2016

Joint release with:

Dinny Adem

Mayor Greater Shepparton City Council

Damian Drum

Member for Murray

Local and visiting netballers had their first experience on the new Shepparton netball courts today, following the official opening by the Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash.

“It is great to see first-hand the difference the Coalition Government's funding is making to sport in Shepparton,” Minister Nash said.

“As a former netballer from a regional community I know the value of sporting facilities in local communities.

“Netball is a big part of Shepparton and so many regional communities.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to and great local sporting facilities are a big part of that."

Local Member for Murray Damian Drum said this redevelopment now ensures the Shepparton community has access to high quality netball facilities and will encourage more people to become involved in local community sport.

Mayor of Greater Shepparton Dinny Adem said the $1 million courts and new lighting formed part of the broader Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct upgrade.

“Each week more than 1,200 participants ranging in both age and competitive level come from around the Shepparton region to use this sporting precinct, and today's court opening marks one of many in the coming months as part of the precinct upgrade,” Cr Adem said.

“We are excited to have already opened the synthetic hockey fields and to be delivering a community football complex, a regional athletics centre, multi-purpose synthetic fields and a range of supporting infrastructure—all of which is eagerly anticipated by the local sporting community.

“Council is committed to promoting access to leisure and recreational facilities that are responsive to the cultural, social, recreational and demographic diversity of our community.

“The Shepparton Sports Precinct is a fantastic facility supporting team sports, athletics, cycling, BMX and more, and will only get better as these upgrades continue to progress and more fixtures become available.”

The Coalition Government contributed more than $433,000, and the Greater Shepparton City Council more than $883,000, to the $1 million courts and lighting upgrade.