FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL VOTE UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOUR OF FACILITY DEVELOPMENT

FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL VOTE UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOUR OF FACILITY DEVELOPMENT

At last evening’s (15/11/2021) Frankston City Council’s monthly meeting, Councillors voted unanimously in favour of a facility development recommendation.

FDBA CEO Wayne Holdsworth spoke about the news.

“This is a wonderful step forward for our Association, a $45 million dollar investment into basketball facilities at Bardia Avenue”

“Our next challenge is to secure the funding ($30 Mill) from State and Federal Governments to match the third contribution committed by Council ($15 Mil).”

“This is a very positive day for the FDBA.”

FDBA President Tim Bower said.

“This was an extremely positive announcement for our 8,000 membership and the opportunity to provide more courts and better facilities for our membership is very welcomed”

The unanimously voted recommendations can be found below.

Purpose: To present findings from the Frankston Indoor Gymnastics and Basketball Feasibility Study, and seek support from Council to prioritise the Basketball Stadium redevelopment as an Advocacy project. Recommendation (Director Communities) That Council:

  1. Notes findings from the Frankston Indoor Gymnastics and Basketball Feasibility Study. 
  2. Supports the adoption of the Feasibility Study and notes the current level of Advocacy support for the project;
  3. Notes the total estimated project cost of approximately $45M, on the assumption that the project is built in one stage and that construction commences in 2024/25;
  4. Together with Peak Sporting Associations, strongly advocates and calls on State and Federal Government seeking equal future funding contributions: 1/3 Federal Government, 1/3 State Government, 1/3 Council;
  5. Notes funding of $50,000 is currently committed in FY 2021/22 Capital Works budget for the concept development and advocacy efforts;
  6. Notes additional Council contribution of $5 million will be required to ensure the equal contribution with State and Federal Government Contribution;
  7. Notes that the exact timing for delivery of the project relies upon State and Federal Government funding being secured;
  8. Notes that the design development earmarked to commence in 2023/24 will only commence once funding from the State and Federal Government is secured;