Burke Street Netball Courts repaired
Baw Baw Sport By William PJ Kulich // 17:35, Wednesday 9 November 2011
Repairs to the Burke Street Netball Courts after flooding caused cracks and unevenness in the playing surface have been completed.
Repairing the courts cost the Baw Baw Shire Council $79,845, despite a proposal that the courts be replaced in four to five years being considered by the council.
The courts were damaged when Hazel Creek flooded in March.
The eight month delay in repairing the courts was caused by frequent rain since the courts were damaged.
In a Baw Baw Shire media release, President of the Warragul & District Netball Association Tracey Anderson said that the repairs have been made just in time.
“We were grateful [that the works were completed] without too much disruption to the start of the twilight competition,” Ms Anderson said.
“Before the works were redone, the players’ safety was at risk with cracks widening every week.”
The Warragul Citizen is investigating if the Baw Baw Shire received any Commonwealth assistance for the repairs.
The Commonwealth assistance for the March Gippsland floods grants announced by Attorney-General Robert McClelland on the 30th of March made money available to councils for repairs to “essential public assets”.
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