Safer surface for Lord Nelson Park netballers

Published on 06 February 2018

LNP netball courts

A newly resurfaced state-of-the-art is set to deliver increased levels of safety for St Arnaud’s netballers, with works beginning on the Lord Nelson Park upgrade program last week.

Made possible by joint funding from Council, the Victorian Government and the St Arnaud FNHC grant,, the newly resurfaced netball courts will eradicate the issue of water pooling on the courts, delivering increased levels of player safety on matchday and during training.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor and Kara Kara Ward representative, Cr Tony Driscoll said the resurfacing works are another demonstration of Council’s commitment to improving local residents’ access to high-class recreation opportunities and infrastructure.

“Local sporting clubs are the lifeblood of small rural communities - they offer a chance for people from all walks of life to come together and not only exercise, but also form lasting connections that extend well beyond the sporting field,” Cr Driscoll said.

“By offering access to a vastly improved, far safer netball court at Lord Nelson Park, we’re not just giving people the chance to play netball - we’re giving them the opportunity to forge those bonds, meet new people and improve their overall wellbeing.”

The resurfacing works will see the existing courts torn up and the site levelled before the new surface is laid down, with improved drainage ensuring the new court will not suffer from the same safety issues.