Parndana Community Strength and Resilience Initiative Projects 2020 application a success

IMPROVEMENT: New LED lights will be added to Parndana Sport Club's netball courts. Photo: The Islander archive, 2019, Maggie's Photography
IMPROVEMENT: New LED lights will be added to Parndana Sport Club's netball courts. Photo: The Islander archive, 2019, Maggie's Photography

Greater numbers of sporting games and training sessions is expected to be held at the Parndana netball courts due to a recent successful application received for the renewal of lighting.

The $35,681 gift comes from the State Emergency Relief Fund made up of the donated money from people across SA, Australia and overseas, following the recent Black Summer bushfires.

The funds were achieved by an application forwarded by the Kangaroo Island Council and the Parndana Sports Club Inc.

Furthermore, the grant money is being matched with funds raised by Parndana Sport Club members.

According to Pardnana Progress Association vice president Cheryl May, the LED lightning will be a welcomed improvement.

"This will be such a boost for our club to have the lights upgraded to an appropriate standard, we sincerely thank the KI Council for their ongoing support with our township projects," she said.

The courts, which also serve basketball and tennis, will enable more games and more training to occur under the new lighting that meets national standards.

The update is also welcomed by KI Council acting mayor Bob Teasdale.

"This is a wonderful outcome and will be a big boost to the clubs and locals who love their tennis, basketball and netball, many of whom have been directly and adversely impacted by the terrible bushfires," he explained.

Kangaroo Island has now received a total of $335,681 from this fund with Western Districts Community Sports Centre receiving $150,000 and Stokes Bay Community Hall gaining $150,000.

"We cannot thank enough the State Emergency Relief Fund Committee for the gift and the generosity of the donors, as the island recovers, rebuilds, renews," Mr Teasdale added.