state centre a victory for women's sport

Updated: Nov 29, 2018

Victorian Government commits record $63 million funding to create Australia's best netball training centre

SMC Strategies has been working with Netball Victoria and Hockey Victoria since 2016 to achieve the redevelopment of the State Netball Hockey Centre in Parkville, Victoria. The project has recently attracted a record $63 million in funding from the Victorian Government to develop the facility. Construction is planned to commence in early 2019.


Netball Victoria

Hockey Victoria


Australia’s largest investment in a State netball facility

Key Roles

  • Strategic vision

  • Project planning, partnership development and funding strategy

  • Government relations and advocacy

  • Stakeholder engagement and management

  • Strategic and media communications

Funding achieved

$63 million

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