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Media Release - GOAL! Council’s advocacy pays off for Knox Regional Netball Centre

Concept for the Knox Netball Draft Masterplan

Council’s advocacy efforts have hit the jackpot with the news that the Federal Government will contribute $4 million towards the construction of two new indoor courts at the Knox Regional Netball Centre (KRNC).

The KRNC is Knox’s premiere netball facility and one of the largest in the state with two (2) indoor courts and eighteen (18) outdoor courts.

Approximately 6,000 people visit the KRNC every week and, in excess of 10,000 during competition finals as well as special events. The existing facilities are at peak capacity and forecast population growth in Knox will drive demand for additional indoor netball facilities.

The announcement by Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, of $4 million funding, will be matched by Council pending budgetary approval.

Council’s advocacy to the federal and state government in support of the project, built on its earlier adoption of the KRNC Feasibility Study Report - with public consultation on the Draft Masterplan now underway.

Preliminary estimates of costs for the construction of two new indoor courts will be referred to the 2019/20 budget process for consideration by Council.

Quotes attributable to the Mayor, Cr Jake Keogh:

  • Council, in conjunction with user groups and organisations, have been strongly advocating for the expansion of the Knox Regional Netball Centre (KRNC), and it’s incredibly pleasing to see these efforts pay off.
  • We know that demand is increasingly outstripping supply at KRNC and the planned expansion will ensure a sustainable and long-term future for netball at this facility.
  • Together with Council’s efforts to deliver newer and better facilities, including a new gymnastics centre at the Knox Regional Sports Park, we are doing more than ever to support the participation of more girls and women in local sport.
  • Council is grateful for the efforts of local Federal Member, Alan Tudge MP, as well as all of the local user groups and organisations, in achieving this terrific outcome.

Issued: Friday 5 April 2019
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