The Karingal Football and Netball Club’s brand new netball court is now game ready, offering the Frankston community a new space to get active, improve their health and participate in social competition.
Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther said the new synthetic acrylic court will boost participation in the netball club and promote community engagement in local sport, particularly among women.
“The court now has 200 lux lighting which means players can train and play in a safe and accessible environment at night, making games possible all year round at any time of the day,” Mr Crewther said.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Coalition Government is committed to investing in sport and community hubs to support health and social cohesion.
“This fantastic new court will provide local players with the high-quality facility they deserve while bringing the community together and promoting an active lifestyle for everyone,” Dr McVeigh said.
Mayor of Frankston City Colin Hampton said the new facilities are part of the larger $3.07 million upgrade of the Ballam Park East Pavilion.
“The upgraded pavilion will provide recreation facilities for sporting groups and the community, which is an important part of Council’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of all of our residents,” Cr Hampton said.
The netball court upgrade was jointly funded by the Coalition Government investing $300,000 and Frankston City Council $49,010.