Win for tennis and netball in Wandong

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.

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