Work has finished on a new netball court and competition-standard lighting at the Nangiloc Recreation Reserve following a collaborative effort between Mildura Rural City Council and the Nangiloc Football Netball Club.
Representing a major improvement on the existing facilities, the new national-standard court and associated lighting will provide better on-court conditions for players while allowing more flexibility for training.
Councillor for Recreation and Events Liam Wood said the improved facilities are a result of Council and community working side-by-side and would be used for the first time this weekend.
“This has very much been a team effort between Council and Nangiloc Football Netball Club members,” Cr Wood said.
“From developing the project from its earliest stages to co-contributing funding to make this a reality, it’s been great to see what can be achieved through Council and community working together.”
Nangiloc Football Netball Club member Glen Goldup said the new court and lights would provide a host of benefits for players.
“The new netball court and lights will be a huge improvement to the facilities at Nangiloc,” Mr Goldup said.
“As well as providing a quality court to host netball matches on, the provision of lights will enable our netballers to train at Nangiloc instead of in Mildura.
“The club has been working with Council for a number of years to develop this project, and there’s real excitement at the club and in the community to see the court completed and used for the first time this weekend.”
Key components of the project included:
- removal of the existing asphalt court and associated infrastructure
- construction of new netball court pavement
- application of acrylic surface and line-marking
- installation of netball posts, rings, post pads and nets
- installation of light towers with LED fittings
- installation of bench seating.