More than 2300 players and 7000 spectators or supporters of the Canberra Netball Association will benefit from upgrades to the existing facilities in Lyneham following the awarding of a $454,430 grant to upgrade the facilities that have been around since the 1970s.

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the grant received by the Canberra Netball Association was part of $625,523 delivered into Canberra sporting infrastructure as part of the second $30 million round of the Liberal-Nationals Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

“We know grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.”

“Sport plays an important role in the lives of many Canberrans, and with the upgrades to include a community meeting room with a kitchenette, the benefits of the upgrades to the Canberra Netballs Association’s facilities will be felt more broadly by the Canberra community.”

The announcement was made yesterday at the Lyneham Netball Courts, along with representatives of the Canberra Netball Association.

Currently, the Association has access to one toilet block, with no change rooms, to service all players and spectators using the facilities. The funding from this grant will go towards:

  • Upgrades to the original toilet block facilities
  • Refurbishing and extending the main building to add:
    • Changing rooms for players and umpires
    • A community meeting room and kitchenette
    • Seating and shelter for spectators
    • An undercover area for fundraising BBQs
    • Greater storage space

The Southlands Tennis Club, Arawang Netball Association, and the Southern Canberra Gymnastics Club also shared in the significant funding in round two.

“The funding delivered for community sports infrastructure across the ACT is a significant investment in the Canberra community, building on the Liberal-National Government’s recent commitments in the ACT including the $500 million expansion of the War Memorial, $63 million for the National Gallery, $80 million to clean up our waterways, and $4 million for the expansion of Clare Holland House,” Senator Seselja concluded.