Surf Coast Shire Council is pleased to announce funding approval for the Anglesea Netball Club Pavilion upgrade.
The project is able to go ahead thanks to community and Council funding, as well as recently confirmed funding of $500,000 from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The funding is part of the Female Friendly Facilities stream and will see the existing inadequate pavilion demolished and replaced with a new multi-use facility that will include player change rooms, umpires’ change room, accessible toilet, competition/administration office, first aid/trainers’ room, accessible amenities and storage.
“We’re pleased to be able to improve diversity and inclusion at Ellimatta Reserve by creating facilities that can be used by everyone in the community,” said Cr Mike Bodsworth. “We hope it will lead to increased participation opportunities, particularly by our female junior and senior netballers with the ultimate aim of improving the physical, mental and social wellbeing of our community.”
The $1.3m project will commence in the coming months and be completed by the end of 2022, which will aid the local economy as it recovers from COVID-19 restrictions, particularly with the direct and indirect spend in the local community that comes with building a significant piece of infrastructure.
The project is the fifth netball pavilion upgrade in Surf Coast Shire since delivery of the 2015 G21 & AFL Barwon Strategy, alongside Torquay’s Spring Creek Reserve, Winchelsea’s Eastern Reserve, Lorne’s Stribling Reserve and Mount Moriac Reserve, which is due for completion this year.
Other recent projects that are in progress or have been completed thanks to the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund have included the Mount Moriac Netball and Tennis Pavilion Upgrade, Winchelsea Barwon River Adventure Play Space and Anglesea Ellimatta Reserve Sports Lighting Upgrade.