Moorabbin area netball facility set for upgrade

October 15, 2018 by  

The City of Kingston, which incorporates the suburb of Moorabbin, has received a $500,000 state government grant to upgrade its netball facilities for spectators and players.

The Kingston District Netball Association grounds at Dales Park are to be overhauled with help from the Victorian government’s Female Friendly Facilities Fund.

Over 1,500 members representing 13 clubs call Dales Park home but they have been struggling with a dilapidated pavilion for many years. A new pavilion is now to be constructed which will include a gym, storage spaces, public toilets, kitchens, community and meeting rooms, a canteen, a first aid room, administration offices as well as changing rooms for players and umpires.

Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren said the local council and netball association had made their own financial contribution to the new facility. He said:

“Women deserve the same opportunities as men, and with record numbers of women and girls signing up to play local sport, we’re making sure our facilities are up to scratch.”

Local MPs Hong Lim and Nick Staikos also added their support, stating it would be good for the local community and help people to become more active. Netball games and other sports events are often promoted with help from flyer printing services.

The new pavilion adds to work already being conducted at Dales Park after it received $1.1 million last year to build new courts and add lights.