Netball players of all ages will train and compete in a new state-of-the-art indoor multi-purpose sports complex in Tuggeranong.
A Canberra Liberals Government will build a new home for athletes in the southside with an indoor multi-purpose sports complex.
This much-needed facility at the Calwell netball courts will provide all-weather, day and night access for a range of sporting codes as well as school sport.
Our plan to build the new $12.3 million facility is fully costed and recognises the growing demand for sport by so many south Canberra families.
The Tuggeranong Netball Association has the highest rate of youth participation in the ACT region growing 20 per cent since 2015, while around 2,500 players use the outdoor courts every Saturday.
The Leader of the Canberra Liberals Alistair Coe said he wants to make the ACT the best place to live, work and play.
“That’s why we’re committed to backing our local athletes and sports communities by giving them the facilities they need to develop their talent,” Mr Coe said.
The Shadow Minister for Sport James Milligan said there is a chronic shortage of large, indoor sporting spaces in the ACT.
“Many sports communities have already expressed their interest in this new seven day a week, indoor sports facility,” Mr Milligan said.
“This will be a great asset for Canberra’s community sports.”
Deputy Liberal Leader and Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder said the complex will be a significant boost for women’s sport in south Canberra and especially the netball community.
“Around 7,000 players use the Tuggeranong Netball Courts each year,” Ms Lawder said.
“This will give female dominated sports a home in Canberra’s south.”
Statement from Tuggeranong Netball Association President Jonathan Toze, 0404 025 363:
“The Tuggeranong Netball Association are excited by this announcement today. Not only is it a recognition of the importance of Tuggeranong to the ACT, but also represents the importance of a multi-sport venue encouraging an active lifestyle for people of all ages and abilities, in particular women and girls.
“This multi-sport facility is aimed at being the home ground for many different sports and clubs in the Tuggeranong valley, many of whom have large membership but no venue in which to train appropriately. We will welcome these sports to call the Tuggeranong Sports Complex home and it will be geared to maximise whole of community participation.”