Redeveloped State Netball & Hockey Centre
A key netball facility development project – many years in the making – is now underway, with the State Netball Hockey Centre (SNHC) in Parkville currently in a detailed planning phase.The Andrews Government announced funding of $64.6 million for the redevelopment and expansion of the SNHC.
The huge support of the entire Victorian netball community has also been key to ensuring the project’s progress.
The SNHC is a vital headquarters for netball, hosting more than 5000 participants each week for training, competition and events. Netball has been a tenant of the facility in Royal Park for nearly 80 years.
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Our New Home
The redeveloped SNHC will include:
- 11 indoor netball courts
- New major event and spectator facilities
- Capacity to provide an expanded range of competitions, programs, coaching clinics, tournaments and camps for participants from throughout Victoria
- High Performance facilities to support elite and pathway teams, national teams and visiting international teams
- Administrative headquarters for Netball Victoria and Hockey Victoria
- The Victorian Women in Sport Leadership Centre, nurturing transformational leaders
- Occasional care facilities
- Universal Design Principles to ensure equitable access for all
Decommissioning of the outdoor courts
Work has officially begun on the redevelopment of the State Netball & Hockey Centre with a decommissioning of the outdoor courts at Parkville.
Netball Victoria CEO Rosie King spoke on the redevelopment and the benefits for netball in Victoria
Netball Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King says it has long been recognised that increasing demand and use of the SNHC’s ageing facilities, means significant renovation and expansion is required.
“Our sport has never enjoyed greater popularity and participation at every level from junior to elite competition than we are seeing today.
“In order to serve this participation growth and compete with other States, Victoria must have great netball facilities and the SNHC is the heart of our sport in this State.
The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of transforming the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville into the national home of both sports – from the grassroots to the elite.
The Labor Government has appointed contractor Kane Constructions to deliver the project and unveiled the initial designs for the centre – made possible by $64.6 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19.
Kane Constructions is a Victorian builder and industry leader, with a solid track record in the delivery of elite and community sporting venues across Australia, including Stage 4 of GMHBA Stadium in Geelong.
Development Victoria is partnering with Sport and Recreation Victoria and the State Sport Centres Trust to manage the redevelopment project.
The upgrade will cement Parkville as the home for netball and hockey in Australia with six new indoor netball courts replacing the existing outdoor courts, a new indoor hockey facility, a high-performance strength and conditioning gym and a home for Netball Victoria and Hockey Victoria.
The redevelopment will also establish a home for the inaugural Women in Sport Leadership Centre, which will deliver Change Our Game initiatives get more women and girls participating in sport for more of their lives.
It is the centrepiece of the Labour Government’s record $225 million investment in women’s and community sport that will also deliver the inaugural Women in Sport Leadership Centre, with construction expected to start November 2018.