Courts get share of cash windfall for upgrade

SPLASHING out the cash, the Federal Government has awarded the Canterbury Bankstown Tennis Association (CBTA) $360,000 from the Move It Australia program, with another $350,000 awarded to Deverall Park for a netball facility upgrade

CBTA will also contribute $20,000 to build two dedicated all-purpose tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.
General Secretary Adele English says that multi-purpose facilities are the key to future use of scarce public facilities.
“A good part of the grant will also be dedicated to making the whole site multi-access,” she said. “That means better disabled pathways, ramps added and the existing path re-modelled to create better access for the disabled or elderly.
“The paths will lead directly to new handicapped toilet and shower facilities and better access to the pro shop and also the Mini Hot Shot courts behind the shop.

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“It is envisaged the new courts will be used for a variety of other sports including futsal and hockey and we are very grateful to Banks MP David Colemen for his support.”
Making the funding announcement with Mayor Khal Asfour and Labor candidate for Banks, Chris Gambian, Blaxland MP Jason Clare said the Deverall Park funds would be used to upgrade facilities, including the old toilet facilities and change rooms.
“This is fantastic news for netball in Bankstown. Deverall Park is used by thousands of local girls and women. It has needed an upgrade for a long, long time and now it will get it,” Mr Clare said.