Fremantle: Gibson Park is getting a makeover

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk and Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley with netball players at Frank Gibson Park, where a new pavilion will be built.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk and Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley with netball players at Frank Gibson Park, where a new pavilion will be built.

THE Fremantle Netball Association is receiving a makeover with the announcement of a new pavilion.

The $1.8 million project is expected to be completed by April next year.

Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley said she was looking forward to seeing the new facilities.

“The facilities were built over 60 years ago, so it’s high time for an upgrade,” she said.

“These upgrades will ensure our community is able to attend matches more comfortably, with better parking, better seating for spectators and better facilities for players.

“Access to secure change rooms and toilets is especially important for female players, so I’m pleased local players will be well catered to.”

Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk said over 5,000 girls play at Gibson Park every Saturday.

“These upgrades are an investment in creating strong, confident and healthy young women in our community,” she said.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray ok said the new pavilion will provide huge benefits to grassroots netball.

“What better club to demonstrate the benefits of providing quality local facilities than the Fremantle Netball Association,” he said.

“Their participation levels are through the roof and it terrific to visit and see the hundreds of players of all ages out here during netball season.”