A new netball pavilion at Western Park is a recommendation in the Warragul Outdoor Recreation Plan Review 2019, which was adopted by Council on 26 June 2019. The Review involved a significant amount of community consultation and has helped scope this project.
Following extensive advocacy from both the Warragul Football and Netball Club and Warragul Industrials Football Netball Club, Council allocated $60,000 towards the design and investigation works in its 2019/20 Capital Works Program.
Council has since worked closely with the Project Reference Group throughout the detailed design phase, with consultants Idwala and BuildingDesigned assisting with the project development process.
In August 2020 Baw Baw Shire Council was successful in an application to the Covid-19 Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program, securing $1.44 million through this fund for the project, allowing it to progress to the delivery stage.