State Netball & Hockey Centre, Parkville

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State Netball & Hockey Centre

The State Netball & Hockey Centre is one of Australia’s premier sporting venues offering sporting facilities and programs from grass roots to elite, international and Olympic level athletes. Built in 2001 the venue attracts around 500,000 visitors each year and is the undisputed home of Netball and Hockey in Victoria whilst also hosting a number of other sporting activities including taekwondo, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, corporate sports and schools competitions.

GETTING HERE

SNHC is located on Brens Drive, Royal Park, adjacent to the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens.

HOURS

SNHC is open 9am Monday - Friday and 8am on weekends. Opening hours subject to event bookings.

FACILITIES

Attracting 500,000 visitors each year, SNHC is the undisputed home of Netball and Hockey in Victoria.

VENUE HISTORY


In 1996 the Royal Park Master Plan was prepared by the City of Melbourne. Under the plan the existing State Netball Centre would be demolished and integrated with the State Hockey Centre. 


In May 1998 funding for the project was announced at $24.5 million and in 1999 a revised budget of $27 was agreed. The approval for the Centre was fast-tracked so it could be assessed by the 2006 Commonwealth Games Evaluations Panel and in in mid-1999 construction began. Construction was completed in November 2000, and the facility was officially opened on 16 March 2001. 


CURRENT RE-DEVELOPMENT PLANS


The SNHC project provides more opportunities for women of all ages to get active and strive for the best, on and off the courts.
The redevelopment will also establish the Women in Sport Leadership Centre, which will kick start initiatives to drive cultural change and grow female leadership in sport through representation 


The major focus of the investment is levelling the playing field for girls and women. 


The $64.6 million SNHC project will deliver the following:

• 6 new indoor netball courts to replace the current 4 outdoor courts, bringing the total number of usable netball courts to 11
• A new indoor hockey facility to support the new and emerging sport of indoor hockey
• A high-performance strength and conditioning gym
• The Women in Sport Leadership Centre
• Sports House 2 - modelled on 'Sports House' at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, and providing a home for the peak sporting bodies Netball Victoria and Hockey Victoria
• Upgrades to amenity and infrastructure including: the development of a new front entrance, providing for improved circulation and improving access to local public transport.

Construction is expected to start in late 2018 / early 2019 and be complete in 2020.

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State Netball & Hockey Centre, Parkville

The State Netball & Hockey Centre is one of Australia’s premier sporting venues offering sporting facilities and programs from grass roots to elite, international and Olympic level athletes. Built in 2001 the venue attracts around 500,000 visitors each year and is the undisputed home of Netball and Hockey in Victoria whilst also hosting a number of other sporting activities including taekwondo, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, corporate sports and schools competitions.

  • Approved for $64.6 million redevelopment (commencing late '18)
  • Stadium Netball Arena offering 3,053 stadium seating
  • Three sprung-floor indoor netball courts
  • Four permanent outdoor netball courts (available until end 2018)
  • Two FIH Globally accredited hockey pitches
  • Two function / conference spaces for circa 200 pax each
  • Café and Bar facilities
  • Set in the heart of Royal Park, only 3kms from the city centre