DA For Gungahlin Tennis Facility Approved

The new Gungahlin Tennis Facility in Amaroo is a step closer with the approval of the Development Application.

The tennis facility will be built off Horse Park Drive and include 10 full-size tennis courts, two hot shot courts, a hitting wall, pavilion, LED lighting, carparking and landscaping.

"Gungahlin is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, and these new tennis facilities will be able to be used during day and night, responding to the growing needs of the sport," said Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry.

"The Gungahlin Tennis Facility is being built by the ACT Government in partnership with Tennis Australia and Tennis ACT.

"The facility will assist in increasing participation through a range of programs, including Hot Shots Tennis and schools' programs, Book A Court, Cardio Tennis, Adult Social, Junior and Senior Canberra Tennis League, and a number of all abilities programs.

"It will also assist in the development of young participants through Tennis Australia's established tennis pathways, keeping more young people playing the sport and enabling the realisation of their sporting aspirations

"The facility will be able to host major tennis events in Canberra and boost participation in this popular sport," said Minister Berry.

The next step will be to engage a construction contractor, with work scheduled to begin after that.

Quote attributable to Mark La Brooy, CEO of Tennis ACT:

"Tennis ACT is looking forward to the construction phase of the Amaroo Tennis Centre and a wonderful tennis facility for the community of Gungahlin and the greater ACT and region.

"After a number of years of planning, community consultation, Estate Development Planning and now the approval of the development application, this sees the realisation of a vital piece of infrastructure that will bring tennis to one of the important growth corridors in the ACT.

"We look forward to working with the ACT government in seeing this through to completion."

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