The upgraded netball and tennis courts at the Rokewood Recreation Reserve were officially opened today.
Member for Eureka Michaela Settle MP and Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham were joined by Rokewood Corindhap Football Netball Club representatives, local netballers, and Rokewood Tennis Club representatives to officially open the upgraded netball and tennis courts.
The project included the reconstruction of two new courts with line markings for both netball and tennis, along with the introduction of sports lighting for competition use.
The upgrade also saw the installation of new fencing, undercover benches for players, coaches, timekeepers, and spectators and an additional storage structure to increase storage of sporting equipment by user groups.
The $751,000 project received $433,666 from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund Female Friendly Facilities category.
In addition, Council has contributed $317,334 to complete the funding for this partnership project with significant project delivery support also provided by the user groups at Rokewood Recreation Reserve.
Quotes attributable to Michaela Settle MP, Member for Eureka
The completion of these amazing new courts, combined with the upcoming Community Hub, is transforming the Rokewood Rec Reserve into a spectacular centre of sport and activity for everyone to enjoy. I can't wait to see our community get involved in netball and tennis and take advantage of this fantastic new facility.
Quotes attributable to Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham
Council is pleased to partner with the Victorian Government to fully fund and deliver this project for the residents of Rokewood and visitors.
The new courts are a fantastic upgrade which will support the Rokewood Corindhap Football Netball Club, the Rokewood Tennis Club and other user groups and visitors to the Rokewood Recreation Reserve, which is fast becoming a state-of-the-art facility for all users.
Member for Eureka Michaela Settle MP, third from left, Golden Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham and members of the Rokewood Corindhap Football Netball Club at the new netball and tennis courts.