18 April 2017

New netball facilities at Barwon Heads officially opened

I was delighted to officially open the upgraded netball facilities at Howard Harmer Oval in Barwon Heads earlier today. 

The project, made possible by a $180,000 election commitment from the Turnbull Government, includes the extension and re-surfacing of the netball court, the replacement of the boundary fence, new player and spectator shelters and a new administration building.  The Victorian Government contributed $25,000 and Barwon Coast $11,000.  

The $216,000 upgrade has brought the netball facilities at Barwon Heads into line with Netball Australia standards and significantly improves the amenity and safety for players, officials and spectators. 

I congratulate everyone at the Barwon Heads Football & Netball Club (BHFNC), particularly president Brett Lewis and netball director Sally Mitchel who were such great advocates for this project.  I also commend Barwon Coast under the leadership of chair Phil Emery which completed this project in record time.  It was also wonderful to see football and netball back at Howard Harmer Reserve over the Easter weekend.   

This project created 25 jobs during construction and generated a further 10 indirect jobs. 

Investing in community sports infrastructure is vital for health and well being and to build stronger communities.   

This project is one of 12 community infrastructure projects to which our government committed prior to the last federal election, totalling almost $5.5 million.  Other projects include $3m towards the redevelopment of the Jan Juc and Ocean Grove surf life saving clubs, $580,000 to upgrade Winter Reserve in Belmont and $180,000 for new netball clubrooms at Spring Creek Reserve Torquay.   

My full list of election commitments is at: http://sarahhenderson.com.au/2016/06/22/2016-election-commitments/

15 April 2017