Tennis and netball players in Wandong will soon have more state-of-the-art courts to play on with building work starting this week.
The $545,000 project to fully reconstruct two shared-use tennis/netball courts at LB Davern Reserve includes a new court base and playing surface and the installation of energy-efficient LED lights.
At the completion of this project in May 2021, Wandong will have six courts with sports lighting, including four shared-use acrylic tennis/netball courts and two synthetic grass tennis courts. Two tennis/netball courts were rebuilt and lighting installed in 2020 at a cost of $545,000 with $250,000 support from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
The courts at LB Davern Reserve are used by:
- Wandong Tennis Club
- Wandong Netball Club
- Wandong Junior Football Netball Club
The current reconstruction of the shared-use courts is possible thanks to a $250,000 grant through Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund and $295,000 Council contribution. In 2019 the Wandong Stadium at LB Davern Reserve received $100,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund and $100,000 Council contribution to install a new sprung timber floor and energy-efficient LED lights.
In total, the Reserve has had $1.29 million invested in upgrades to its facilities in the past two years with the State Government contributing $600,000 and Council contributing $690,000.