Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Construction progressing at iconic Fremantle netball hub

    1/02/2019 3:30 PM
    • Premier Mark McGowan visits State Government funded $1.8 million pavilion project at major southern suburbs netball facility
    • WA-built project supporting local jobs in a range of industries
    • McGowan Government election commitment to promote sport, health and strong local communities underway 

    Premier Mark McGowan has visited the southern suburbs' major grassroots netball facility to inspect the $1.8 million McGowan Government funded upgrades, an election commitment, which will revitalise the iconic club.


    More than 5,000 participants from across the metropolitan area use the facility each week during the netball season.


    Western Australian company Buildwell Group is overseeing construction with support from a range of local small businesses and contractors, supporting WA jobs.


    Located at Gibson Park on High Street, the Fremantle Netball Association is an award-winning club and will welcome a new era when the new facility replaces the previous 60-year-old administration building.


    The upgraded facility is expected to be completed by April, in time for the start of the 2019 netball season.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "The Fremantle Netball Association has provided a home for thousands of southern suburbs netball players over the years, and this new facility will ensure a bright future for the club.


    "Gibson Park is an integral part of the electorate of Bicton, and as Lisa O'Malley is a passionate supporter of netball, I'm pleased she has been able to deliver this key election commitment on behalf of her community.


    "Importantly, the State Government has engaged a local company, the Buildwell Group, to manage this project. Their support for local contractors on the project will help support local jobs and the economy in the southern suburbs."


    Comments attributed to Bicton MLA Lisa O'Malley:


    "It's terrific to see the progress of this project and I am pleased the McGowan Government has delivered on its commitment to upgrade this facility.


    "With a passion for health and fitness, I appreciate how vital it is to have high-quality facilities for our players and their supporters - who see their local Gibson Park as their second home.


    "I'm looking forward to seeing the fresh look ahead of this upcoming netball season, and I know thousands of competitors and supporters can't wait to see the complete product."


    Comments attributed to Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk:


    "Netball at Gibson Park has been helping create strong, confident and healthy young women in our community for years.


    "Once the season kicks off in April, thousands of local girls and their families will be down at Gibson Park every Saturday.


    "This Government is proud to invest in women's sport and deliver first-rate facilities for local families."


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