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Upgrade of netball precinct at Inverloch Recreation Reserve

Upgrade of netball precinct at Inverloch Recreation Reserve

Friday 12 October 2018

Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club will benefit from a much needed upgrade to the netball precinct at Inverloch Recreation Reserve, which will be part funded through the State Government’s Female Friendly Facilities Funding program.

Minister for Sport, the Honorable John Eren, committed $500,000 to the upgrade of the netball courts and construction of a new netball pavilion at a special announcement held at the reserve on Wednesday, 10 October.

Minister Eren outlined the scope of the project, which will see the reconfiguration of the two existing courts to meet Netball Victoria compliance guidelines, as well as the installation of new fencing, lighting and player shelters.

In addition to the court upgrade, the club will also benefit greatly from the construction of a new netball pavilion that will consist of player change rooms, umpire change rooms, medical room, accessible change space, multi-purpose space and kitchenette.

The whole project will cost around $940,000 to complete, with Council committing $400,000 towards the works and the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club contributing $40,000. Works on the upgrade will start after the 2019 netball season.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, recognised that the condition of the existing courts and pavilion is sub-standard and the importance of being able to provide the community of Inverloch with adequate netball facilities..

‘The Inverloch-Kongwak Netball club has around 150 registered women and girls that represent the club in competition all year round. It is essential these netballers are provided with the best possible facilities to develop their skills and continue their involvement in community sport,” Cr Rothfield said.

‘The Female Friendly Facilies Fund is a terrific initiative from the State Government that enables females to be more active more often. We thank Minister Eren for the substantial financial commitment and ensuring the long term sustainability of the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club.’

The upgrade of the netball precinct at Inverloch Recreation Reserve is one of several netball court upgrades scheduled throughout the Shire over the next few years and showcases Bass Coast Shire Council’s commitment to enhancing existing netball facilities.