Wellington Shire Council have commenced works on the new netball court at the Stratford Recreation Reserve and are continuing with roadworks and footpaths in Wellsford and McAlister Street after completing the roundabout.
The $200,000 netball court project includes $100,000 of funding form Sport & Recreation Victoria, a $15,000 contribution by Stratford Football Netball Club and $85,000 from Council, with the roadworks, including the new entrance and driveway into the reserve, being funded separately.
A new netball court is being constructed on the western side of the reserve to be closer to the changing room facilities and public amenities. The works include the construction of a single asphalt court, installation of LED floodlighting, a shelter shed, fencing, drainage and footpath improvements.
Wellington Shire Council General Manager Built and Natural Environment, Chris Hastie says, “Now that works to the roundabout and relocation of the entrances to the Recreation Reserve are complete, Council has commenced works on the new netball court.”
”The improved facilities will bring great benefits to the netball court users, particularly with the new court being relocated closer to the amenities.”
In the interim, the original court will remain as a training court and the capital works will also see the inclusion of a carpark for court users.
Works are scheduled to be complete in time for the season launch of the 2017 East Gippsland Football League competition.
Further information on the project can be obtained by contacing the Natural and Built Environment team on 1300 366 244.