The Moree Netball and Mungindi tennis courts will each receive highly anticipated major revisions.
The Australian government has allocated $ 1.56 million to the Moree Plains Shire Council under the second phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
The six netball fields from Moree to Ron Harborne Oval will be rebuilt with funding of $ 680,000.
They will receive new upholstery, line markings, nets and lighting.
Meanwhile, $ 300,000 will help fund phase two of the Mungindi tennis and netball court improvements.
The work includes new land structures, surfaces, line markings and fences.
Parkes MP Mark Coulton said both sports complexes have been in need of modernization for some time.
“These upgrades will upgrade the netball and tennis courts, providing the Moree and Mungindi communities with safe and smooth surfaces so they can resume playing these popular sports,” Coulton said.
The netball facilities at Moree and the grounds at Mungindi are in poor condition due to years of use and inclement weather, especially water damage from flooding.
Council Chief Executive Lester Rodgers said: âThe Moree netball courts are home to the Moree Netball & District Netball Association and currently cannot use the premises as authorities have deemed the area too unsafe to use.
Currently, the association shares the basketball courts with the PCYC, so we are very excited to start the project. “
The remainder of the $ 1.56 million will be used to fund sports improvements at Boughton Oval, pedestrian safety work on Balo Street, and improvements to shared walking and biking trails around Moree.