North Sunshine receive funding for club facilities


Max Hatzoglou

Dempster Park Tennis has received $408,318 to construct a new inviting, safe accessible and female-friendly facility with construction set og begin later this year.

Half of the money for the project was funded by a Victorian state government grant with $204,159 while council funded $135,000, $59,159 from North Sunshine Tennis Club and a federal government grant of $10,000.

Upgrades will include an extension to create two new female-friendly change rooms, an improved kitchen and kiosk, with construction is set for completion by June 2023.

They will also have a new, externally accessible, Disability Discrimination Act compliant (DDA) toilet facility, and the installation of Tennis Australia’s ‘Book a Court’ system.

The project will help with enabling the club to increase female participation, host tournaments with schools and allow for more casual use for the wider community.

The project is a top priority in the rolling programs included in council’s Sports Facility Development Plan.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen said the project would bring benefits to the community.

“I would like to thank the Victorian Government for funding for this exciting new facility,” she said.

“We are thrilled about the many benefits this new facility at Dempster Park Tennis will bring to our community.

“The flexible design will create a useful, welcoming and inclusive environment for females, juniors and people with diverse abilities.”