Success for Dingley netball funding
27 May 2016
Kingston Council has been awarded funding from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund to help upgrade facilities at the Rowan Road Netball complex in Dingley Village.
Council has committed $225,000 to the $350,000 project to provide new change room facilities for the 1600 junior and senior netballers at the Springvale and District Netball Association.
The Victorian Government this week announced it will also contribute $100,000 to the project after Council’s grant application to the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund was successful. The Springvale and District Netball Association will also contribute $25,000.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said the Springvale and District Netball Association did a fantastic job promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to hundreds of young people each year.
“These new facilities will help further grow and develop netball in our community,” Cr Bearsley said.
“Kingston Council has been investing heavily over recent years to upgrade local sports pavilions to better accommodate female players. We recognise that many local sports facilities, built around 50 years ago when sport was a male-dominated area, aren’t accessible for women or people with disabilities.
“Council is investing millions of dollars in upgrading ageing sports facilities to support local sports clubs as they work to promote active, healthy lifestyles in our community. We welcome any support from the Victorian or Australian governments to help fund these vital community facility upgrades.”