The additional $200,000 comes on top of the $3.15 million already pledged by the government for stage two of the recreation reserve redevelopment.
The Queenscliffe Council will contribute a further $400,000 towards the cost of the netball change rooms, which will also include a kitchenette and toilet.
The grant will come as welcome relief to the Council, which recently revealed costs for the redevelopment project had blown out by $650,000.
After several delays, work is progressing on the redevelopment, however the courts are now not expected to be finished before the end of the current season.
Initial funding for the redevelopment was announced in the lead up to the 2014 state election and netballers were originally promised the courts would be ready for this season.
Ms Neville conceded they had been “very patient” and had been forced to put up with “shoddy conditions.“
“We’re close now… hopefully [this] means were all on track and it’s all going to be done by September and I will be here to open it and I appreciate your patience along the way,” she said.
“This is going to be a great facility, not just for you but also for the players coming through as well.
“I can’t wait to be back here and shooting some goals,” she said.
Mayor Susan Salter said she was grateful the money had been made available.
“This funding will enable us to gorge ahead together to highlight the importance of creating an environment that supports health, wellbeing, inclusion and participation in sport,” she said.
‘The community are very passionate about this project, it’s supportive of planned improvements and it’s fantastic to see their vision is coming to fruition.”
The tender for construction of the netball change rooms has been awarded to BDH Constructions.
Once completed, the redevelopment will also include four new cricket nets, a gymnasium and new car parking facilities.
Plans for the gym are currently being finalised. Council will complete that element of the project as an owner builder.