Swish new attraction coming to Lake Pertobe

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Lake Pertobe will soon be even better, with work to start on a space for half-court basketball in the coming weeks.

The court will be located at the south-western end of Lake Pertobe, near an existing cricket pitch as well as the mini golf course.

The project was identified in the Lake Pertobe Masterplan and is being funded by Council.

Warrnambool Mayor Ben Blain said that the court would add a new dimension to Lake Pertobe.

“Lake Pertobe is just about the best place on earth if you’re a kid, and what this new basketball court aims to do is to provide an option for perhaps older kids or even adults to be able to enjoy the precinct more,” he said.

“As a Council, we want to encourage people to lead healthy and active lives. Formal sporting facilities are a big part of that, but places to engage in casual sport such as half-court basketball are important as well.

“The opportunity to incorporate half-court basketball into Lake Pertobe was identified in the Lake Pertobe Master Plan. While the new adventure playground was the crown jewel of the plan, there are lots of other elements included in there that we will continue to work on, with the basketball court being one of them.”

Work on the court is expected to be finished by the end of May, weather permitting.