Published on 08 February 2024
Works will commence soon on new court surfaces at the Mortlake Recreation Reserve.
Council will be undertaking acrylic court surfacing of two courts at the reserve. One court will be a dedicated netball court, while the other court will be marked for both tennis and netball.
Mayor, Cr Ian Smith said the updated courts were sorely needed, with deteriorating court surfaces creating slippery conditions for players.
“The new court surfacing will bring the facilities to the standard recommended by Netball Victoria,” said Cr Smith.
“The upgrade from asphalt to a modern acrylic coating will make the courts safer, they will dry quicker after rain, and will lower court temperatures by 5-7 degrees.
“They will help the Recreation Reserve attract finals for local leagues and provide a safe and modern surface for local teams who use the courts.”
Work is scheduled to commence in mid-February and be completed by the end of the month (depending on weather), right in time for the 2024 netball season.
The $70,000 works are funded by Moyne Shire allocation of the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program, delivered by Council in collaboration with the Mortlake Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.