Logan City Netball Association to boost lighting resources with $150,000 grant under Labor

THE Logan City Netball Association's lights will receive a $150,000 upgrade if a Shorten Labor government is elected.

FEMALE PARTICIPATION: Rankin MP Jim Chalmers with members of the Logan City Netball Association.

FEMALE PARTICIPATION: Rankin MP Jim Chalmers with members of the Logan City Netball Association.

Rankin MP Jim Chalmers said the funding would encourage more female participation in sport.

"Logan City Netball Association is a community-run organisation with hundreds of members but a lack of lit netball courts is hindering its ability to expand," Mr Chalmers said.

"My sisters played there when we were kids, I've visited regularly as the local MP and supported representative teams, and so I know first-hand just how important Logan City Netball is to our community.

"Labor's commitment will allow six extra courts to be used for night games during the week, enabling the club to further expand its membership.

"We will turn the lights on, so more local girls and women can shoot the lights out."

The Logan City Netball Association hosts regular carnivals and tournaments attracting thousands of visitors to the area.

Mr Chalmers said Labor could afford to fund local projects along in addition to local schools and hospitals by not giving tax cuts to "the top end of town".

"Our commitment is not only good news for the club, but good news for the thousands of young aspiring netballers in our local community who will have more access to the sport they love," he said.

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