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Memorial Oval netball show court from dream to reality

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes was in Euroa on Tuesday (April 18) to announce the successful grant for a State Government contribution of $100,000 towards a state of the art netball court for Euroa.

The funding announcement completes the overall budget for the project, including Strathbogie Shire Council’s contribution of $50,000 and a community contribution of $63,000, raised by a passionate display of support for the project by local and regional businesses, and our generous community.

The driver for the project, Kate Petersen, has worked on turning this dream into reality over the past two years.

In first gathering a project committee representing both Euroa’s Senior and Junior Football Netball clubs, Kate oversaw successful submissions to Council for local funding for the project.

Ms Petersen highlighted the growing number of netballers across the junior and senior age groups and the need for a competition class court and facilities to support them.

The project committee has worked closely with Shire CEO Steve Crawcour and Director Asset Services Roy Hetherington, as well as Memorial Oval Committee of Management representatives to ensure all the relevant parties are part of project planning.

The State budget planning for Netball Facilities documents a two stage plan Euroa’s facilities in the provision of a court in Stage 1 and a much needed construction of new change rooms in Stage 2.

Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren praised the project and the journey to get to this exciting stage of development.

"This project is a great example of community consultation, with Council working closely with the sporting clubs and committee members involved to ensure the dream of enhancing this fantastic sporting precinct to become a reality," Cr McClaren said.

"It is great to see significant progress in the promotion of women’s sport, particularly in Euroa where over 100 girls across junior and senior grades are getting out on the court to represent their community."



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