Work has officially begun on building four new bitumen courts at the Bundaberg Netball Complex.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the additional courts—together with new paths, seating, shade structures and fencing—would encourage increased local participation in one of Australia’s most popular sports.
“When completed, the new facilities will improve the complex’s ability to accommodate more players and their supporters,” Minister Nash said.
“By investing in the social and economic well-being of communities, and creating jobs during construction, projects like this one will benefit Bundaberg community now and into the future.
“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and modern sporting facilities do just that.”
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt attended a sod turning ceremony at the complex today to mark the start of the project.
“Today’s start to construction is the first step in fulfilling a 2016 federal election commitment by the Coalition,” Mr Pitt said.
“This project will provide the netball community of Bundaberg and the surrounding region with safe and modern facilities for all members and players to use.
“When the works are completed—weather permitting, in October 2017—this complex will be an even better venue for competition games and training.”
The $530,852 project is being jointly funded with the Coalition Government contributing $500,000 and the Bundaberg Netball Association contributing $38,852.
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