NOW that the 2016 netball season has wrapped up, work has commenced on the brand new netball courts in Wonthaggi.
Netballers in the 2017 season will be able to play on brand new courts, with the construction of seven netball courts at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve commencing a few weeks ago.
The $757,000 project will cost the Bass Coast Shire Council $557,000, as part of its 2016/17 capital works program.
The State Government will contribute $100,000, the Wonthaggi and District Netball Association $80,000, and Wonthaggi Power $20,000.
Vicky Donohue, president of the Wonthaggi and District Netball Association, said the construction was an exciting event for the association and the community.
“The Wonthaggi netball players are excited that a long held dream of past and present committee members and players will come to fruition with the replacement of all seven courts which will not only benefit our community but many others surrounding our district,” Vicky said.
There are currently more than 600 users who regularly access the courts, and construction of new courts will provide a high quality acrylic playing surface that is compliant with Netball Victoria guidelines, improved access and perimeter fencing, minor improvements to lighting for training and an opportunity to increase participation in the sport within the community.
The works are expected to be completed by the end of January 2017, weather permitting.