The region’s netball players are one step closer to year-round indoor netball facilities, as the City of Gosnells begins detailed designs for the future Langford Indoor Sports Centre.

This $12.5 million four-court multisport facility will be located at the Southern Districts Netball Association (SDNA) in Langford, and will include a 200-seat grandstand to accommodate the SDNA State team matches.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said quality sports facilities were essential for any community because they connected people and encouraged active lifestyles. A range of sports, in addition to netball, will be able to be played at the new facility.

“Once complete, the Langford Indoor Sports Centre will allow more people to pursue the sport they love year round, regardless of the weather, and provide a clear pathway from beginner’s sport to elite competition,” she said.

“The Southern Districts Netball Association is one of the largest netball associations in the metropolitan area, so this exciting project will have a positive impact on the everyday lives of many community members and their families.”

In addition to the courts and grandstand, the facility will also include change-room facilities, a multipurpose room for functions and other uses, a kiosk and kitchen, and office space for the SDNA.

The City will contribute $6 million to the project, with $5 million to be provided by the Australian Government’s Priority Community Infrastructure Program and $1.5 million by the Western Australian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund.

Construction is expected to commence in mid- to late-2024, with completion anticipated in 2025.