Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Terry Waldron
Construction Starts On Netball’s New Home
Victor P Taffa
- Construction has officially started on $18.8 Million State Netball Centre
- New home for Netball WA and West Coast Fever
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron has marked the official start of construction at the home of the new State Netball Centre by turning the first sod at the site.
The $18.8 Million centre will be built at the Matthews Netball Complex, as part of the wider Wembley Sports Park.
The centre will not only become home to Netball WA but also serve as the new training base for West Coast Fever.
Mr. Waldron said he hoped the construction of a new home for netball would increase general community participation in the sport.
“Across the State, netball has 70 associations and 1,200 clubs with 40,000 registered members.”
“There are about 100,000 adults and children who play netball so we know it’s hugely popular and is continuing to grow.
“The best thing about this centre is that junior and recreational netballers will all get a chance to play here as well.” Mr. Waldron said.
Facilities at the State Netball Centre include:
- Four indoor netball courts
- Nine competitor changeroom facilities
- Facilities for West Coast Fever
- Spectator seating for 1,050 people
- Netball WA offices
- Kiosk facility.
- Almost 4,000 children play netball because of KidSport, the State Government’s initiative which helps kids who can’t otherwise afford to join a club with $200 towards their fees
- Centre is anticipated to be completed in the third quarter of 2014
- State Netball Centre is being built by PS Structures and was designed by architects Sandover Pinder