$475k towards Eurobodalla Netball Facility upgrade

The Federal Government has announced a $475,000 investment towards the upgrade of the Eurobodalla Regional Netball Facility on Thursday, April 11.

Minister for sport, senator Bridget McKenzie, said the the investment for the netball facility at Broulee will support plans for major upgrades, encouraging participation and physical activity in the region. 

Ms McKenzie hopes to see an increased interest and participation in sports, particularly from females.

Michelle Robinson of Eurobodalla Netball Association, Nationals candidate Katrina Hodgkinson and Senator Bridget McKenzie.

Michelle Robinson of Eurobodalla Netball Association, Nationals candidate Katrina Hodgkinson and Senator Bridget McKenzie.

"The upgrade to the Eurobodalla Regional Netball Facility will benefit not just local netball players but other sports who will be able to take advantage of the new courts," Ms McKenzie said.

Treasurer of the Eurobodalla Netball Association, Michelle Robinson, said the upgrades have been a long time coming and will benefit multiple sporting clubs. 

"It will increase the popularity with netball, soccer, union and league. The funding is definitely welcomed," she said.

"We are very thankful and look forward to the upgrades, especially to the car park which is currently very unsafe.

"When netball and the rugby union is on at the same time it is chaos," Ms Robinson said.

The investment will go towards replacing the existing six bitumen netball courts with eight acrylic courts, new female change rooms and an improved spectator amenity.

Liberal for Gilmore Warren Mundine said the government had listened to the wider community's call to upgrade the facility.

"This investment will go towards replacing the existing six bitumen netball courts with eight acrylic courts to meet current and growing demand and provide for multiple sport use," Mr Mundine said.

Nationals candidate for Gilmore Katrina Hodgkinson said the upgrade was an exciting announcement for the community that would see more residents taking advantage and benefiting from improved sporting facilities.

"It will also help improve other functions including new female change rooms, improved accessibility and spectator amenity.

"The upgrade will mean that other sports like basketball, soccer and other school games activities can use the facilities," she said.

The investment has been granted through the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program. 

Ms McKenzie said the new infrastructure will contribute to the government's goal of reducing inactivity by 16 percent by 2030.

"Under the nation's first sports plan, Sport 2030 , we have set the goal to reduce inactivity across the nation by 16 percent by 2030. One of the ways we can do this is to upgrade local community sporting facilities to make it more attractive to get involved," Ms McKenzie said.

Plans for the facility upgrade.

Plans for the facility upgrade.

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