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Published Monday 8 February 2021
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Win for tennis and netball in Wandong

Tennis and netball players in Wandong will soon have more state-of-the-art courts to play on with building work starting this week.

The $545,000 project to fully reconstruct two shared-use tennis/netball courts at LB Davern Reserve includes a new court base and playing surface and the installation of energy-efficient LED lights.

At the completion of this project in May 2021, Wandong will have six courts with sports lighting, including four shared-use acrylic tennis/netball courts and two synthetic grass tennis courts. Two tennis/netball courts were rebuilt and lighting installed in 2020 at a cost of $545,000 with $250,000 support from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

The courts at LB Davern Reserve are used by:

  • Wandong Tennis Club
  • Wandong Netball Club
  • Wandong Junior Football Netball Club

The current reconstruction of the shared-use courts is possible thanks to a $250,000 grant through Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund and $295,000 Council contribution. In 2019 the Wandong Stadium at LB Davern Reserve received $100,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund and $100,000 Council contribution to install a new sprung timber floor and energy-efficient LED lights.

In total, the Reserve has had $1.29 million invested in upgrades to its facilities in the past two years with the State Government contributing $600,000 and Council contributing $690,000.

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

“Sports clubs are vital to our towns and we will continue to invest in facilities to meet the demand and attract new members to our sporting organisations," she said.

“Local sport brings people together and Mitchell Shire is committed to working with the State Government to provide state-of-the-art sporting facilities for our communities."

“It’s our goal is to make Mitchell Shire a vibrant community with plenty of spaces to keep active and stay connected."

This page was last updated on 8 February 2021.