REDLAND City Council has spent about $500,000 to renew netball court facilities at Keith Surridge Park, Alexandra Hills.
The work included building two concrete netball courts with sports surfaces, line marking, netball posts and nets to competition standard, turf and fencing, lights, tiered seating and a concrete path linking the Meteors Netball and Bombers AFL clubs.
Mayor Karen Williams said the project was one of four under council’s sports renewal program.
“Other projects within this program include the renewal of two multi-purpose courts at Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich, which was completed before Christmas, the renewal of the Rage Cage at John Fredricks Park, Capalaba and the renewal of the court facility at Pioneer Park on Lamb Island, which are planned to be undertaken before the end of this financial year,” Cr Williams said.
“The renewal of these facilities will help with the development of rising, young Redlands Coast sport stars and will also help the wider community lead healthy lives through sports participation.”
Cr Murray Elliott said the renewed netball courts were a welcome addition to the Alexandra Hills community.
“Critical works on this project included removal of existing cricket nets, the reshaping of an unusable embankment, and the installation of blocks to create a safe, tiered seating area, as well as high performance court surface and the installation of LED lighting with capacity to increase the number of light fittings,” he said.
“Most sports clubs across Redlands Coast are run by volunteers, and renewed facilities such as this are a great help to these people in their tasks.”
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