North Park Netball Courts

North Park Netball Court Drawing

In January 2018. Council formed the Stawell Recreation Advisory Group to provide participation in higher level projects around reserves such as North Park and Central Park.  

This project, an outcome of the 2011 Masterplan and 2018 Northern Grampians Shire Council Netball Strategy, will see the construction of three reinforced concrete netball courts at North Park in Stawell with lighting to average 100 lux. There will be 1.5m wide pathways connecting the spectator walkway areas with wheelchair/standing areas, two shelters with seating, and fencing.

The Northern Grampians Shire Council is committed to supporting the local economy to recover from the challenging year caused by COVID-19. The council will support the post-Coronavirus recovery in the shire through this project by employing local businesses and external labour to undertake this work where possible, in line with council’s procurement policies and the Local Jobs First policy. 

This project is a major priority and was endorsed by a council resolution on 1 March 2021.

Overview

In May 2021, the Hon Ros Spence MP, Minister for Community Sport announced $1.8 million funding towards the project. This was one of 42 initiatives that secured funds in the second round of the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. 

The Stawell Recreation Advisory Group (SRAG) is a key stakeholder in the consultation and decision-making process and has contributed to the preliminary ideas and design. SRAG will continue to play a significant role in this project right through to its completion. 

 

Engagement

January 2018

Stawell Recreation Advisory Group members appointed

March 2018

 

Northern Grampians Shire Council Netball Strategy endorsed by Council  

 

November 2019 to February 2021  Concept designs finalised with advisory group
May 2021  Funding announced by Victorian State Government 
July 2021

 

Communication of the project deliverables, impacts and timelines

  • Stawell Recreation Advisory Group Meeting

August 2021

 

  • Community advised of Council decision of tender

  • Community advised of start date expected to be Monday 9 August 2021

  • Works to commence
May 2022  Anticipated project completion and opening to the community

 

 

Project

May 2019

 

 

Appoint architect to undertake design

(awarded to 2MH Consulting)

February 2021

Designs finalised for tender to construct 

May 2021 

 

Tenders for construction open.

 

August 2021 

 

  • Council to appoint successful tenderer for construction.

  • Construction to start Monday 9 August 2021.

 

 May 2022 

 

Anticipated construction completion