Works Will Double Willetton Basketball Association’s Indoor Courts From 4 To 8

Works Will Double Willetton Basketball Association’s Indoor Courts From 4 To 8

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Major Works To Upgrade Willetton Basketball Stadium Begin

Victor P Taffa

  • Work starts on $10 Million sporting facility upgrade in Perth’s southern suburbs
  • Upgrades will double the number of courts and playing capacity

Turning of the first sod of soil today will mark the beginning of a $10 Million upgrade to Willetton Basketball Stadium.

“When complete, these upgrades will open up new opportunities for sport in Perth’s southern and eastern suburbs for basketball, netball and badminton.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“For several years, Willetton Basketball has had a long waiting list of young people wanting to play, but they have not been able to be accommodated due to a lack of playing space.”

Works will double the Willetton Basketball Association’s indoor courts from 4 to 8, increasing capacity and boosting community sport in the southern suburbs.

Courts and facilities, which will include new change rooms, storage rooms, toilets, administration and social areas, will be shared by local badminton and netball players.

“Basketball is a great team sport in that it allows young people to not only be physically and mentally active, but builds important teamwork and discipline skills that last a lifetime.” Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai said.

“It’s fantastic to see Willetton Basketball Association and all three tiers of government work together to meet the needs of the community in upgrading Willetton Basketball Stadium to a high-class facility.”

McGowan Government contributed $1.5 Million to the project through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, while the Commonwealth Government provided $5.5 Million, and the City of Canning $2.2 Million.

Willetton Basketball Association will contribute up to $1 Million for the works, which are expected to be completed by early 2020.