The Andrews Government is kicking in an additional $200,000 to ensure the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct redevelopment project includes first class game day facilities for local netballers.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville said the State Government had already committed $3.15 million for the project which is completely upgrading the precinct and turning it into a modern, attractive, safe and accessible sports facility.

Works include a new community gymnasium, upgraded oval, upgraded cricket training facilities, a new play space, extended parking, and redevelopment of the netball courts.

However, during design of the netball works it was identified that a lack of game day facilities for the courts would significantly limit their functionality.

In supporting the netballers the State Government will now contribute the additional $200,000, bringing its total contribution to $3.35 million. The Borough of Queenscliffe Council has previously committed $460,000 towards building the  facility.

The netball game day facility will include change rooms, office, kitchenette and toilet facilities.

This precinct when completed later this year will be a superb sports hub for the Queenscliff community and I commend all those who are contributing to its development, Ms Neville said.

The Andrews Government funding is part of our strong commitment to sports and active recreation, and to encourage women and girls to get out there and get active.

We’ve already funded more than 100 female-friendly facilities across the state, and the Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests $241.6 million in community sport, including more than $100 million to improve facilities and access for women.