Frankston Basketball Stadium Upgrade Project Milestones

Initial concept design_FDBA
Skylight installation
State Sports Minister's visit
Premier Denis Napthine site tour to Frankston Basketball facility to announce $2.5m expansion funding - Sept 2014
Schematic plan - Level 2
Bruce Billson (center) celebrates NSRF $4.95m announcement with from left Frankston Basketball President Steve Ashley, Frankston City Mayor James Dooley, Frankston City Councillor Glenn Aitken, Frankston City CEO Dennis Hoverden and Frankston Basketball's GM Nathan Jolly

March 2012 - Frankston Basketball engages Peddle Thorp Architects to develop conceptual designs of additional four (4) courts at Frankston Basketball stadium. Click here for initial concept designs.

February 2013 - Frankston City adopt Sports Development Plan 2013 - 2019 which recommends (p65, 66) immediate analysis be completed to measure basketball participation and impact of future participation growth on basketball court availability in municpality of Frankston.

March 2013 - Frankston City in conjunction with Frankston Basketball & the state government of Victoria (Sport & Recreation Victoria) agree to fund independent consultants to prepare a feasibility analysis of basketball participation in Frankston municpality. 

August 2013 - Frankston City release for public consultation draft expansion feasibility report. This report details court pressures Frankston Basketball is under to manage continued growth of participation. Click here for Frankston Basketball's feedback to Draft Feasibility Report. 

June 2013 - Frankston City commit $135,000 to the installation of sky lights on courts 5 & 6 at Frankston Basketball stadium and further investment in preliminary design work of proposed expansion. Before and after images of skylight installation here

April 2014 - Frankston City formally adopts Feasibility Report which includes proposed expansion layout. Council passes motion which approves $500,000 in funding for expansion development in FY15 budget. This funding is designated for initial schematic design & detailed design work.

July 2014 - Victorian Minister of Sport Damian Drum visits Frankston Basketball stadium to review proposed expansion plans and complete site-tour.

September 2014 - Premier Denis Napthine announces state government funding contribution of $2.5m towards facility expansion project. Current budget for additional four (4) court expansion is $13m.

April 2015 - Peddle Thorp Architects appointed as lead project design consultants.

May 2015 - Frankston City is unsuccessful in its federal funding submission for the balance of $13m Stage 1 budget of planned Frankston Indoor Basketball Stadium expansion project. Round 2 application will be submitted in July 2015.

June 2015 - Frankston Basketball in partnership with Frankston City initiate petition to Federal Government requesting current committed funds towards expansion project be matched dollar for dollar via Federal Government's Building Stronger Regions Grant.

July 2015 - Frankston City in consultation with Frankston Basketball submit Round 2 National Stronger Regions Fund application. An outcome of the success of this application is expected in late 2015. 

Dec 2015 - Federal Member for Dunkley Mr Bruce Billson announces Federal Government investment of $4.95million to commence Stage 1 works of facility expansion under Stronger National Regions Fund.

Jan 2016 - With $12.45 million currently committed to the project Frankston City are currently in the process to tender for expansion project builder and commence preliminary works for Stage 1 in early 2016 with major construction scheduled to begin in mid 2016.

May 2016 - Australian Federal Election called for 2nd July

July 2016 - Federally elected Liberal Government commits a further $250,000 towards purchase of 1,000 seat retractable seating as part of Stage 1 works.

October 2016 - Soil testing commences

December 2016 - Frankston City Council announces Devco Project and Construction Management Pty Ltd as winning tender for stadium redevelopment.

February 2017 - Expansion Project construction scheduled to begin