Monday, May 23, 2022

Ettalong netball upgrade a step closer

Construction work is underway to upgrade the sports amenities at Lemon Grove Netball Courts in Ettalong, Central Coast Council said today.

The project will deliver a significantly improved and accessible facility for the benefit of Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association, local netball clubs and their players and supporters, Council said.

“The existing amenities, with its ageing infrastructure and lack of accessibility is certainly worthy of an upgrade, and much wanted by the local sports community.”

Both the existing club house and toilet buildings are being demolished to make way for the new consolidated and accessible amenities building. The design includes accessible toilets, a change room, canteen, control room, media room, clubroom and storage areas, which will meet the needs of current and future users.

This project is funded by the Australian Government under the under the Community Development Grants Programme for $1,450,000.

Ettalong netball amenities

Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart said the Australian Government’s funding had enabled Council to undertake this valued community project.

“Sports infrastructure plays an important role in supporting active and healthy lifestyle for our community and providing a place for social connections. After a year spent apart, it’s more important than ever to get back to what we love doing, in quality open spaces and sporting facilities that cater to the community’s needs,” Mr Hart said.

“Council remains committed to delivering and maintaining quality sports facilities across the Central Coast region, and this project demonstrates what positive outcomes can be sought for our community through collaborative partnership.”

Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association President, Sharon Bailey said they were extremely excited by the new clubhouse and sports amenities project.

“This project has been in planning for a number of years following a substantial grant from the Australian Government.  We look forward to working closely with Central Coast Council to deliver a new clubhouse, canteen and amenities for our members and a wonderful facility for our netball community,” Ms Bailey said.

Construction is due for completion by May 2022 (subject to weather impacts) with the construction schedule designed to minimise community user impact.

Once complete the new amenities building will complement the resurfaced netball courts and lighting upgrades that Council undertook in 2019.

construction site at Ettalong netball court

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