Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Anakie scores netball upgrades

VIC

An expansion and upgrade of the netball facilities at Anakie Reserve will go ahead with funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments, City of Greater Geelong Council has confirmed today.

The Council will build an extra court, plus sports lighting, players’ shelter and fencing at the reserve, which is home to the Anakie Football and Netball Club.

“These works will build on major improvements at Anakie Reserve in recent years,” said Deputy Mayor, Anthony Aitken.

“The changerooms and social facilities have been transformed through major Council investments and with the help of this federal and state funding, we’ll now be able to deliver a netball upgrade.

“This will help to further secure the future of the Anakie Football and Netball Club, which plays such an important and central role in the Anakie community.”

The Federal Government’s $312,867 contribution will come from phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, while the remainder of the $510,000 project is funded via a $197,133 grant from the state government’s Country Football and Netball Fund.

“The Albanese Government knows that sport plays a vital role in our communities, and is proud to partner with the Victorian State Government in helping to support the City of Greater Geelong to deliver much needed upgrades to the Anakie netball facilities, via the LRCI funding program,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Corio, Richard Marles.

“We’re looking forward to the exciting upcoming 2024 season and seeing the new facilities being put to good use.”

Construction is expected to be completed early in the 2024 winter netball season.

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