Dales Park netball courts to receive $1 million upgrade
29 August 2017
Thousands of local senior and junior netballers will soon be enjoying upgraded facilities at Dales Park in Oakleigh South with Kingston Council last night approving a contract for the $1million improvement works.
Contek Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded the $1.1 million contract to enhance the facilities used by 13 local netball clubs who boast a combined 1,500 members.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said the project was part of Council’s ongoing investment in women’s sport facilities across the community.
“Kingston Council is proud to work in partnership with the Kingston and Districts Netball Association to ensure local women and girls have access to quality facilities,” Cr Eden said.
“The substantial improvements at the park will include the construction of eight new netball courts, player shelters, perimeter fencing, sports lighting and pavement, as well as connective pathways.
“The existing netball facilities were constructed in the early 1980’s, since then the netball club has expanded substantially,” Cr Eden said. “This project will give the facility a new lease of life, and provide a great space for the community to use for years to come.”
Construction is due to commence in the next few weeks with the $1.1million stage one works including:
- re-alignment and re-sizing of existing eight courts to north-south orientation to meet Netball Victoria standards
- installation of training floodlights on all courts to allow for training in the darker winter months
- new spectator and player shelters at the netball courts
- new sporting pavements and connecting paths between netball courts, and perimeter fencing around the site.
Stage two works, including the reconstruction of 135 car spaces, as well as access road upgrades and improved drainage, will also be completed at the same time under a separate project.
Following the the 2017/18 budget, Council allocated $2.4 million to implement the Dales Park Development Plan, which was adopted in 2013 after significant consultation with residents, the Netball Association, member clubs, and other park users.