THE Wonthaggi netball courts redevelopment was officially opened on Thursday.
The seven new courts are now being enjoyed by the Wonthaggi and District Netball Association and Wonthaggi Power netballers.
Bass Coast Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said the redevelopment will provide a huge boost to current and future netballers.
“I’d to thank the many council officers as well as many community members who have been involved in bringing this project to fruition over the years,” she said.
“Thank you for all your work and thank you for your perseverance.”
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said local netball players finally have the modern, safe and accessible courts they deserve.
“This project will go a long way towards helping the Power meet growing demand, now and into the future,” she said.
“We want more budding netballers to be able to get on the court when they want to play the game they love.
“I’m working really, really hard on making sure we continue the hard work in this area, as far as indoor basketball stadiums are concerned.
“That’s another big focus to ensure that sport can go from strength to strength in this area.”
President of the Wonthaggi and District Netball Association Vicky Donohue said the opening of the new courts is a milestone for the town, surrounding districts and the netball association.
“It also comes at a time when we mark our 80 year anniversary since the formation of Wonthaggi and District Netball, which was the commencement of netball in Wonthaggi,” Vicky said.
“Our committee both past and present has worked tirelessly to raise money to help fund the courts.
“There’s also been a few resurfacings of these courts over the years, but the project that has been completed would have to be the best yet and will provide a tremendous facility for all members of the Bass Coast Shire and surrounds, whilst paving the way for Wonthaggi to host tournaments which will also benefit our shire and netballers.”
Netball courts officially opened