13 December 2023

Knox netballers now have two additional indoor netball courts to take their game next level at the Knox Regional Netball Centre, made possible by the Allan Labor Government.

Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor today joined Federal Member for Aston, Mary Doyle and City of Knox Mayor, Cr Jude Dwight to officially open the newly expanded centre, made possible by a $5 million investment from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

The centre is home to the popular Mountain District Netball Association, Eastern Football and Netball League and local council run competitions, that’s almost 3,200 players each week that depend on the facilities.

The two new indoor netball courts are Netball Victoria standard and are complemented by upgrades to the centre’s toilets, change rooms, storerooms, first aid facilities, entry, landscaping and car parking.

Local netball now has more space to host extra teams and competitions and expand on local development and pathway programs throughout the year.

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver and improve community sports infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sport. The funding is part of $1.9 billion invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Mr Taylor acknowledged Knox City Council for its commitment and more than $6 million financial contribution to the project, and the Federal Government for contributing $4 million into the project.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor

“The new centre improvements deliver some outstanding netball facilities to the teams here from the Mountain District Netball Association and the Eastern Football and Netball League.”

“The new courts will cement the centre’s reputation as the home of local netball and support the growing number of people in Knox keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”

“It’s a great example of how the Allan Labor Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”