Netballers welcome opening of new courts at Tahmoor as the 2021 season commences
Posted on: 04.05.2021
New state of the art netball courts were officially opened at the Tahmoor Sporting Complex today by Federal Member for Hume, Hon Angus Taylor MP, together with State Member for Wollondilly, Nathaniel Smith MP and Wollondilly Mayor Robert Khan.
The $2 million courts are part of a major upgrade at the Tahmoor site, which will become a district level sporting complex designed to cater for Wollondilly’s growing population.
The courts have been welcomed by local sporting groups, particularly the Wollondilly Netball Association who started their season today, coinciding with the official opening.
Funding for the new courts was made up of $1 million from the NSW Government, approximately $873,000 from the Federal Government’s Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program and $127,000 contributed by Wollondilly Council.
Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the NSW Government was delivering on its promise to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure in the Macarthur region.
“Improving the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure is a NSW Government priority,” Mr Lee said.
“The new netball courts will encourage participation and improve health and wellbeing across the Macarthur community.”
Mr Taylor said that the new high quality courts signified a move towards a more modern and user-friendly sporting facility at Tahmoor.
“The netball court upgrades will ensure the longevity of the site and meet Wollondilly’s expected growth over the next 20 years,” he said.
Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said the new netball courts provided a safe and accessible facility for local netballers.
“Women’s sport is on the rise and the NSW Government is committed to assisting its growth at grassroots level,” Mr Smith said.
“We are proud to support these upgrades which will assist more women and girls to be healthy and active.”
“I wish the Wollondilly netball teams all the best for the 2021 season.”
Mayor Khan said, “We have worked with the community to come up with a fantastic master plan for the Tahmoor Sporting Complex to make it a district level facility.”
“I look forward to seeing the work continue, including the completion of the new athletics fields which will be ready for the start of the Little Athletics season in September.”
The new athletics fields, cricket nets, driveway and entrance works along with a brand new multi-purpose building are in progress as part of the first stage of the Master Plan, funded by the Western Sydney City Deals Liveability fund.