Construction begins on bigger and better Knox Netball Centre

Message from Alan Tudge MP

The much-awaited improvements to the Knox Regional Netball Centre are now underway!

The centre in Ferntree Gully which is home to netball clubs from across Knox will undergo a massive transformation over the next year with improvements including two additional indoor courts, 180 extra car parks, seating for up to an extra 300 spectators and a facelift for the whole centre.

During the season, the centre hosts over 6,000 people every week and is a huge part of our community’s life.

As many of you would be aware, this was an election commitment of mine and it’s great to see construction start.

I helped secure $4 million of federal funding to help kickstart these much-needed upgrades and Knox Council and the state government have agreed to provide the rest with the Council managing the construction.

I expect construction to be set to be complete in early 2022.

This project was possible, in no small part, to the many people that signed my petition, wrote letters, made phone calls, and sent emails in support of this project. Thank you to each and every one of you. This is just one of many projects I am working to deliver in Knox. I will always fight for better local sports facilities, because I believe they benefit the entire community.

Community sport is truly the lifeblood of our community. Our clubs provide their members with more than just sport. They are places of belonging, purpose, and friendship. They help keep people active and engaged and keep kids off the street and mentored by older people.

2020 was particularly hard for the many in our community who couldn’t play sport and engage with their sporting communities. After such a difficult year, it’s sensational to see our clubs running again.

As usual I will keep you updated on all our local projects through Facebook, email and letterbox.

Alan Tudge
Federal Member for Aston

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