Early works to commence on FB Stadium Expansion

10.02.2017

It is with great excitement that the Frankston & District Basketball Association (Frankston Basketball) can announce early works on the Frankston Basketball stadium expansion project are scheduled to start week commencing Monday 13 February 2017.

With the recent awarding of the construction contract to Devco Project & Construction Management, the 6-court Frankston Basketball stadium and surrounding car park will start to take shape with the site being mobilised in preparation for construction works.

Frankston Basketball President Steve Ashley believes the forthcoming works are a significant milestone in Frankston Basketball’s rich history saying “the commencement of this much needed project is great recognition of what a shared vision can achieve for our community. This process has been a number of years in the making and to get to this point is a proud moment for everyone connected with our association.”

Frankston City Mayor Brian Cunial who has been a key member of the project team which has supported the project to this important stage said “the upgrade of the stadium will increase capacity to host elite games and competitions, helping bring more visitors to Frankston.”

With early works focused on establishing Frankston Basketball’s relocated administrative area and constructing what will be the main car park of the completed 10-court facility, the forthcoming construction site will create challenges for Frankston Basketball’s 14,000+ participation base. 

Frankston Basketball General Manager Nathan Jolly says the association is well aware of the challenges ahead saying “the expected disruption to our members is something we are mindful of and will be working closely with council to alleviate these but understand over the next 18 months that restrictions to car parking and access to the building will cause some concerns. 

It is hoped through proactive communications to our members along with the understanding that the facility is undergoing major expansion works that the impact is viewed as temporary. I encourage everyone wanting to keep up to date with project’s development to visit our dedicated section of Frankston Basketball’s website where we will be regularly posting updates along with video & photography of the project’s progress over the course of the scheduled build.” Jolly said.

Echoing Mr Ashley’s thoughts, on the historic nature of the commencement of early works FDBA Secretary Rob Little who has chaired Frankston Basketball’s facility expansion sub-committee said the scheduled works are a milestone that many people have assisted in. “Projects of this nature require many stakeholders working together and I cannot speak highly enough of those who firstly believed this expansion could be possible but also the contributions these people have made that will ultimate benefit our membership and future visitors to the facility. This project commenced with a clear strategy of making Frankston basketball stadium the benchmark basketball facility in Australia which we do not shy away from. The support this project has received from three-tiers of government is unprecedented and throughout its lifecycle we have received support from many quarters and been able to welcome what I feel is a first class design team in Peddle Thorp and now builder in Devco. It’s an exciting time to call Frankston Basketball home and we really can’t wait for works to commence on a project which everyone should be really proud to part of.” Little said. 

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For further information contact:

info@frankstonbasketball.asn.au

 

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