20 March 2019
My constituency question is to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events.
Minister, what financial support will the state government provide for netball in the Sandringham district to ensure that participants can access facilities which adequately provide for increasing levels of involvement?
Last week I was thrilled to attend a major announcement by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, together with the member for Goldstein, Tim Wilson, and the member for Brighton, James Newbury.
The Prime Minister was there to announce that the federal Liberal government will contribute $4.7 million to the Sandringham District Netball Association (SDNA) for the construction of new netball facilities within the Sandringham electorate.
On the back of my commitment of $3 million toward this project last year, last week’s announcement emphasises the importance that the Liberal Party places on investing in grassroots sport.
There is a current funding shortfall of $4.3 million that the SDNA is now seeking from the state government, and I encourage the minister for sport to give favourable consideration to this request that will support more than 2700 local netballers.