Major cash injection for netball facilities

Wannon MP Dan Tehan announced $450,000 for upgrades to Colac’s Central Reserve lights and netball courts, which will see the completion of a master plan for the reserve. Mr Tehan also announced funding for Colac’s Memorial Square.

Colac’s Central Reserve will receive an $850,000 upgrade for netball and other sports, thanks to a Federal Government grant to fund half of the project.

Federal Wannon MP Dan Tehan visited the Central Reserve netball courts on Friday to announce the $425,000 funding, which will enable Colac Otway Shire Council to start the work.

The upgrades include resurfacing and widening the reserve’s two existing netball courts, tiered spectator seating for the netball court area and competition-grade lighting for the netball courts and the sports oval.

The redevelopment will complete the council’s Central Reserve Master Plan, and upgrade the netball courts for the first time following construction in 2005.

“Obviously there has been some outstanding work done already, but this will finish the job with the lighting and with the netball courts,” Mr Tehan said.

The State Government announced $375,000 for the upgrades in October last year, and the council will contribute a further $50,000.

Colac Otway Shire mayor Jason Schram thanked the Federal Government, which announced the funding under round three of the Building Better Regions Fund.

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