Cockatoo hits a winner with new tennis courts!
Budding tennis players in Cockatoo now have more opportunities to hone their skills, thanks to an upgrade of the local courts.
The better and brighter courts were officially opened on Thursday by State Member for Monbulk Daniela De Martino MP and Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Tammy Radford.
Situated in Alma Treloar Reserve in Cockatoo, the southern tennis courts now feature:
- two new safer, synthetic grass court surfaces,
- new 350 LUX LED lights, which will allow users to play tennis after dark,
- new fencing and wider entry points to make the courts more accessible to all.
Cardinia Shire Council contributed more than $370,000 to the project, with the Victorian Government providing $250,000 through the 2021-22 Local Sports Facilities Fund – Community Facilities.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Tammy Radford thanked the state government for their contribution to the community project.
“The generous contribution from the state government was integral to this project’s completion”, Mayor Radford said.
“This is just one of a number of joint ventures between state and local government that will benefit the residents of the Cardinia Shire.”
Ranges Ward Councillor Jeff Springfield said the new facility was great for the Cockatoo community.
“Thanks to the upgrades to the courts and lighting, more members of the community can play all year long,” Cr Springfield said.
“I’m pleased that community feedback helped shape this project, ensuring the new courts had wider entry points and pathways to make them more accessible.”