WORK to upgrade Fremantle’s Frank Gibson Park netball courts will begin at the end of the 2018 season, with improved parking included.
The $1.8 million State Government investment will deliver an extension of the main pavilion, additional toilets and more seating for spectators.
Premier Mark McGowan’s delivery of the election promise will be massive for the 5000 players the facility attracts each week of the Fremantle Netball Association (FNA) winter season.
“These upgrades will ensure that players, coaches and spectators can attend matches in a safer, more comfortable environment and I’m a big supporter of any plans that will encourage more kids to take part in sport,” he said.
Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley confirmed improved parking was part of the plans.
“Parking is a major issue so there will be a revamp of dedicated parking so we will be able cater for a lot more parks,” she said.
FNA president Sondra Anderson said the revamp of the tired but popular facility would set them up “for the next 60 years”.