Teams in the Colac and District Netball Association and Colac Summer Netball Association can now utilise six fully compliant courts with lighting in Eastern Reserve.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, visited the Reserve today to officially open the upgraded netball court facility.
“If your passion is netball, or you just want to have a social game with friends, this rejuvenated precinct will cater for everyone,” Ms Tierney said.
The project involved resurfacing and extending six old asphalt netball courts to meet current national and international standards, and included the upgrade of the existing lighting for night games, the installation of new courtside seating, shelters and fencing.
The Victorian Government provided $60,000 towards the redevelopment from the Community Facility Funding Program.
“Through this program, the Victorian Government is taking action to ensure communities have the facilities they need to encourage healthy, active involvement in sport and recreation,” Ms Tierney said.
“Our local sports facilities are vital to the social fabric, strength and wellbeing of any community and by improving the quality of those facilities we are encouraging greater participation for all Victorians.
“By improving the quality of local facilities like these we’re ensuring that local associations and their clubs can host even more people, build their competitions in years to come,” she said.
Ms Tierney commended the Colac Otway Shire Council for their $60,000 and the Colac and District Netball Association and Colac Summer Netball Association for their outstanding combined contribution of $230,000.
“This project shows that great results can be achieved when the Victorian Government, local council, sporting associations and the community work together,” Ms Tierney said.
“We want Victorians of all ages to remain physically active and involved, which is what our ‘Go for your life’ campaign is all about,” she said.