MYRTLEFORD’S McNamara Reserve netball and tennis facilities are set for a $165,000 upgrade after receiving funding to resurface the ageing courts last week.
Ovens Valley candidate Tim McCurdy (MLA, Murray Valley) announced the State Government Local Facilities for Local Clubs (LFLC) contribution of $49,000 towards the project last Friday.
The remaining contributions were made up of $65,000 from the Alpine Shire, $45,000 from local sporting organisations and community groups, as well as in-kind contributions of $6000.
The project will involve the upgrading of the old asphalt multi-purpose courts to an acrylic playing surface with lines marked to Netball and Tennis Victoria standards.
Drainage works around the perimeter of the courts will also be undertaken to allow for the efficient removal of water from the playing surface while the overall amenity of the area will be improved as well.
Local donations came from the McNamara Reserve Committee of Management ($18,000), the Myrtleford Netball Association ($12,000), the Myrtleford Lawn Tennis Club ($10,000), Myrtleford Lions Club ($2000) Myrtleford Rotary Club ($2000) Myrtleford Football Netball Club ($1000) and a combined $6000 of in-kind contributions from Pacific Hire and McPherson’s Earthmoving.