The Andrews Labor Government will build 16 new netball courts across Moreland, giving more locals the chance to get on the court when they want, close to home.
Minister for Sport John Eren joined Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today to announce $1.36 million to deliver the courts.
The funding paves the way for the construction of eight new netball courts at Charles Mutton Reserve in Fawkner, two courts at JP Fawkner Reserve in Oak Park, and two courts at Cole Reserve in Pascoe Vale.
All 12 of these courts will be floodlit, giving local players and teams the flexibility they need to train more often and safely, later into the evening.
Planning will also start to deliver four new courts with lights at Sewell Reserve in Glenroy.
The upgrades in Moreland are part of the Labor Government’s Inner City Netball Program, which is building 64 new netball courts where they are needed most in Melbourne, Darebin, Moreland and Yarra.
Netball is booming in Victoria, with more than 300,000 netballers across the state. That’s why we’re building more court space to accommodate this growth and attract even more people to the court.
The program is helping local netball clubs, associations and schools field more teams and encourage more kids to get active.
The Labor Government is partnering with Moreland City Council to deliver the new netball courts, which should be ready for action in early 2018.
Quote attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren
“We want more Victorians to play the sport they love, and that means building the facilities clubs need to grow and welcome more members than ever before.”
Quote attributable to Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire
“This investment provides a great opportunity for participation in sport, better health and community connection through teamwork.”
Quote attributable to Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn
“Having four new courts in Oak Park and Pascoe Vale, and another four planned in Glenroy is a real boost for local clubs struggling to find space for the growing numbers of girls and women taking up netball.”