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, is now at completion of the construction of three reinforced concrete netball courts at North Park in Stawell with lighting to average 100 lux. There are 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 years caused by COVID-19. The council continues to 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 was a major priority and was endorsed by a council resolution on 1 March 2021.

The new facility will be officially opened by Danielle Green, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport & Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria on Saturday 28 May 2022 at 11am.



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. Council has also contributed $300,000 towards the delivery of this priority project.

The Stawell Recreation Advisory Group (SRAG) is a key stakeholder in the overall consultation and decision-making process and has contributed to the preliminary ideas and design. SRAG has continued to play a significant role in this project right through to its completion in May 2022. 



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 commenced
May 2022  Project completion and opening to the community Saturday 28 May 2022




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 


Construction completion and official opening Saturday 28 May 2022