More indoor sports on the horizon


Tate Papworth

The Brimbank council is set to expand its indoor sports offerings.

The council adopted an indoor sports facilities feasibility study at a recent meeting, designed to look at ways the council could further cater to the community.

The study looks at ways to increase access to indoor sports facilities – from partnering with schools and neighbouring councils, to better utilising existing courts and building new sports facilities in Brimbank.

It also looks at current and future supply and demand for indoor sports facilities for people across Brimbank, as well as in six neighbouring areas in western Melbourne.

Mayor Georgina Papafotiou said the study acknowledges a need for additional indoor facilities for sports including netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and futsal within Brimbank.

“We know that more indoor sports facilities are needed, particularly in the south of Brimbank like Sunshine, where much of our future population growth is expected,’ Cr Papafotiou said.

“Residents in neighbouring municipalities often use the same sports facilities, which is why the study looks at western Melbourne as a whole.”

There are 39 full-size indoor courts across Brimbank at a total of 29 venues, including seven council-owned courts, 28 courts at schools or universities and four courts on private land.

Across the wider western region, there is a total of 188 indoor courts.