FDBA STATEMENT (12/12/2018)
The Frankston & District Basketball Association (Frankston Basketball) wishes to advise that no further comment will be made in response to this week’s story in the Frankston Leader regarding pending legal action between the state government and Frankston City Council.
Frankston Basketball understands the public’s interest in this matter in respect to future court development projects it is currently working towards, but believes this matter is one between the state government and council and that further commentary from Frankston Basketball would be inappropriate at this time.
Frankston Basketball does recognise and appreciate the support of Sonya Kilkenny MP in her pursuit to activate the $2.5million committed by the government towards the expansion Frankston basketball stadium, so this funding is utilized for the benefit of basketball in the state seat of Carrum where it was intended.
Frankston Basketball President Gary Emery said although Council’s decision not to continue with the $12.5million expansion of Frankston basketball stadium was regrettable, the future is bright for basketball in Frankston with record participation numbers achieved over the last 12 months.
“It’s an exciting time for the game as well as the seat of Carrum. With significant state infrastructure projects taking shape including additional stabling being constructed at Kananook rail station, Frankston Basketball representatives continue to work in partnership with representatives from Carrum Downs SC and Monterey SC to support their visions of building community sport hubs on their respective campuses which would benefit the growing membership of our association.
Although council decided not to go ahead with the Frankston basketball stadium upgrade, council officers have been working with representatives of Frankston Basketball in addressing building condition issues at the stadium including council recently completing much needed roof repairs over court 5 & 6 and the systematic replacement of rusted external wall panels throughout the building.