City backs reserve plan
THE Greater Bendigo City Council has endorsed an application to the State Government for funding to build new sports facilities at Heathcote’s Barrack Reserve.
The application seeks $100,000 towards a $266,000 project to construct a new netball court with acrylic surface and install lighting.
Active and Healthy Communities manager Patrick Jess said should the funding application be successful, it will progress stage two of the redevelopment of the Barrack Reserve Pavilion.
‘‘Construction of the netball court is a critical component of the overall project. It will reincorporate the netball portion of the Heathcote Football Netball Club back into the main reserve, as players currently use courts located across the road that are part of the tennis facility,’’ Mr Jess said.
‘‘Growth in local netball participation numbers has meant the club is in need of two courts, with juniors able to use the basketball/netball court inside the existing pavilion while the new court would be compliant with Netball Victoria standards and be better suited to senior players.
‘‘At the completion of these works the Barrack Reserve Precinct will provide the local community with modern facilities that will encourage greater participation in sport and strengthen community connectedness by providing a place to hold events and meetings.’’
The Barrack Reserve Community Pavilion Redevelopment is the final and most significant project to be completed as part of the 2009 Barrack Reserve Master Plan.
As part of its decision, the council also agreed to consider supporting the development of the netball court through the 2016-17 budget process. MP for Northern Victoria Region Ph: 5443 6277 Fax: 5443 5108 www.damiandrum.com.au 239 Barnard Street, Bendigo 3550
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