Wodonga Council election candidate Veronique Janel says netball court woes highlight need for change in thinking

AN election candidate for Wodonga Council believes the city needs to improve its skills in writing grant applications.

Veronique Janel said fixing the rundown Kelly Park netball centre required the council to go beyond rates revenue and chase funding.

Breaking up: Netball association representative Katrina Donelan and council candidate Veronique Janel with a crumbling court at Kelly Park.

Breaking up: Netball association representative Katrina Donelan and council candidate Veronique Janel with a crumbling court at Kelly Park.

“They don’t have a good capacity with internal people able to find the money and do some good grant writing,” Ms Janel said.

“There is an issue there internally, it’s a lot to do with the thinking that it’s a lot easier to raise rates rather than go external.”

Ms Janel met netball chiefs on Wednesday night to discuss the courts which an audit deemed flawed.

She said it was apparent there was a lack of confidence in the council because of a lack of communication.

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