Netballers celebrate opening of new Tahmoor courts

Netballers rejoice - Wollondilly's new netball courts were officially opened at the weekend.

Hume MP Angus Taylor, Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith and Wollondilly mayor Robert Khan opened the state-of-the-art courts at Tahmoor Sporting Complex on Saturday, May 1.

The $2 million courts are part of a major upgrade at the Tahmoor site, which is set to become a district level sporting complex designed to cater for the shire's growing population.

Mr Smith said the new netball courts provided a safe and accessible facility for local netballers.

"Women's sport is on the rise and the NSW Government is committed to assisting its growth at grassroots level," Mr Smith said.

"We are proud to support these upgrades which will assist more women and girls to be healthy and active.

"I wish the Wollondilly netball teams all the best for the 2021 season."

The courts were welcomed by local sporting groups, particularly the Wollondilly Netball Association who started their season to coincide with the official opening.

Cr Khan said opening the new courts was just the beginning.

"We have worked with the community to come up with a fantastic master plan for the Tahmoor Sporting Complex to make it a district level facility," he said.

"I look forward to seeing the work continue, including the completion of the new athletics fields which will be ready for the start of the Little Athletics season in September."

Funding for the new courts was made up of $1 million from the NSW Government, $873,000 from the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and $127,000 contributed by Wollondilly Council.

Sport minister Geoff Lee said the NSW Government was delivering on its promise to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure in the Macarthur region.

"Improving the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure is a NSW Government priority," Mr Lee said.

"The new netball courts will encourage participation and improve health and wellbeing across the Macarthur community."

Mr Taylor said that the new high quality courts signified a move towards a more modern and user-friendly sporting facility at Tahmoor.

"The netball court upgrades will ensure the longevity of the site and meet Wollondilly's expected growth over the next 20 years," he said.

Tahmoor Sporting Complex' new athletics fields, cricket nets, driveway and entrance works, along with a brand new multi-purpose building, are also in progress as part of the first stage of the master plan, funded by the Western Sydney City Deals Liveability fund.