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Not big goals met for Bundaberg netball

THE Bundaberg Netball Association will not see its dream become reality after the Bundaberg Regional Council voted to construct just 12 netball courts at the new $2.1 million Bundaberg Superpark.

Bundaberg Netball Association (BNA) publicity officer Jodie Brooks said the club "would have loved" 20 courts straight up.

"The reason we were going for 20 is because we need to have 20 courts in order to able to host a state carnival," Mrs Brooks said.

"But the main priority is getting what we can with the money that has been given to us. "So we need to make a compromise."

The shortfall comes despite the BNA chipping in $50 000 towards the project and the State Government agreeing to an additional $400 000 on top of its previous $1.6 million commitment.

The new courts will cost $2, 125, 386. 55 to build with the construction tender won by Main Constructions Pty Ltd.

When the vote was handed down in a special council meeting yesterday morning, Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman said the new grounds would have room for additional courts to be added in the future.

Cr Forman said the new netball complex to be constructed off Enid Ethel Dr, Kensington, would also feature a clubhouse with amenities and carparking.

"Obviously we need a clubhouse and canteen in order to generate money to put towards more courts," Mrs Brooks said.

At their current site in East Bundaberg, Mrs Brooks said the BNA had nine formal courts and five grass courts.

"Ideally we would have loved to have 20 courts straight up (at the new site)," Mrs Brooks said.

"But we did know that the possibility was very slim that we could have that as well as the facilities (canteen, clubhouse) that we needed."

She said the BNA agreed to put $50 000 towards the project when it realised the funding for the project was "a little bit short".

"So that is when we have decided that obviously, the courts are for the Bundaberg Netball Association, we're all in this together," she said. "And in the long term, everyone will benefit from the courts."

Mrs Brooks said once the club secured the additional eight courts, it could host state carnivals.

"Which is going to be fantastic for the whole of the Bundaberg community," she said.

"Because the amount of people it will bring to the town, you could have 20 associations and they bring all of their entourages, parents, grandparents, to town."




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