New netball courts for Kingston’s south
27 April 2017
Four new netball courts will be built in Kingston’s southern suburbs to help meet the growing demand for the popular sport.
Council has been working closely with local clubs that want to ‘co-locate’ netball courts alongside football grounds to help build stronger community links.
Council last night approved:
- two new floodlit netball courts at Bonbeach Recreation Reserve
- one new floodlit netball court at Chelsea Recreation Reserve
- one new floodlit netball court at Regent’s Park. Council will also undertake further planning to investigate whether a second court and/or warm-up area can be accommodated at Regents Park.
Mayor David Eden said netball was booming in Kingston and the new courts were urgently needed.
“It’s fantastic to see so many women and girls getting involved in netball and these new courts will go a long way towards meeting that growing demand,” Cr Eden said.
“Council is keen to support women’s sport as it provides valuable community networks and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle.”
Council has also dedicated $1.6 million in the 2017/18 Budget to implement the first stage of masterplan improvement works at the Dales Park netball centre in Oakleigh South.
“Council is investing heavily in sport across our municipality with a particular focus on providing high-quality facilities that cater for female athletes,” Cr Eden said.