Ipswich netball scores a goal with $436k funding boost

The Ipswich Netball Association has received a massive funding boost with the State Government allocating $436,000 to improve facilities at Limestone Park.

Council Works, Parks and Sport Committee Acting Chairman Councillor David Morrison said the total cost of the project – including construction of toilets, showers and change rooms – was $620,000.

“The improved facilities will cater for the netball community and the existing use of this facility,” he said.

“The new amenities will be accessed during the association’s regular activities including weekly competition and night training sessions.”

Cr Morrison said there would be 13 new female toilets, four new showers and one new unisex accessible toilet.

He said there would also be new change room facilities and amenities for use by female participants and officials, safety and accessibility improvements and a new parents’ room.

“Ipswich Netball Association has a demonstrated track record in sourcing funds for facility upgrades and developments to 24 sealed courts needed to host state level events and accommodate the growing member base,” Cr Morrison said.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to supporting women in sport.

“Ipswich Netball has nine competing clubs and more than 1,500 members, so I know stage one of their facility upgrade will be well received,” she said.

“Congratulations to council for submitting a successful application for this grant, and best of luck to our Ipswich teams at the Nissan State Age Championships being held here in Ipswich in July.”

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