Yarra City Council is set to take on management duties of the recently upgraded Fairlea Netball Precinct within Yarra Bend Park.
The Fairlea Netball Precinct redevelopment, funded by the Victorian Government, is due for completion in mid-July.
It is part of the Victorian Government’s Inner-City Netball Program which is building competition compliant netball courts in inner Melbourne to meet growing demand.
The precinct includes eight netball courts with supporting facilities including lighting, seating, shelters and upgrades to local road access, as well as a new modular sporting pavilion.
“The new precinct will help address the shortage of similar suitable netball facilities across Melbourne and cater for increased participation and future growth of the sport,” Council said in a statement.
“Council has taken an important step forward to establish long-term management arrangements for the Fairlea Park Precinct and will meet with Parks Victoria to secure a formal agreement.
“Council is excited to manage this outstanding facility which we know will be well used by local residents, will bring visitors from across Melbourne to Yarra and promote increased participation in netball across the state,” it said.