MORNINGTON netballers have celebrated the opening of the seven Elsie Dorrington Reserve netball courts, following the recent completion of court upgrades and lighting.
The project was jointly funded by the federal government ($500,000), state government ($100,000), Mornington Peninsula Shire Council ($363,568), and Mornington Netball Association ($50,000).
The mayor Cr Bev Colomb said the competition standard lighting would aid night games. “It will grow the number of events that can be hosted on the reserve,” she said.
“I’m pleased to see this upgrade finally complete and I am looking forward to seeing the increase in competitive sports in the region from this important project.”
Regional development minister Fiona Nash said the upgrade would help attract finals and regional sporting events. “I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and providing modern, well equipped and safe sporting facilities definitely helps do that.”
Dunkley MP Chris Crewther said: “Netball courts like these are where Australia’s future sporting stars are born and allow for our sporting clubs to thrive and expand.”