Will the netball court be ready to play on for the 2019 season?
Yes, the aim is to have the court opened for the first home game scheduled for Saturday 13 April and all home games will be played on the new court in 2019. If there is a change to this, council will liaise with the Great Western Football & Netball Club and the Mininera & District Football and Netball League to discuss options.
Will tennis be moving to this new court?
No. The tennis courts will remain in the existing location. The court will include netball lines, and if the community requests to have this court as multipurpose, tennis court lines and the ability to include a net will be added at a later date.
How will the court be constructed and what will it be constructed of?
Council engaged an industry professional to undergo a review of all netball facilities in the shire. Recommendations resulted in prioritising the Great Western court as a high priority. The court will be constructed of concrete as recommended with a synthetic, netball approved, final surface. This construction type will provide a long-term solution and sustainable cost-effective future maintenance outcome.
What is the total cost?
The total project cost is $200,000.
Who is paying for it?
The Great Western Football & Netball Club is contributing $40,000 in cash and in-kind, Sport & Recreation Victoria is contributing $100,000, and the Northern Grampians Shire Council up to $60,000.
What colour will the court be?
Great Western Football & Netball Club will choose the colours for the court surface.