The project to rebuild and expand the stadium at Tyabb has been made possible, thanks to $1.3 million funding from the Victorian Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund.
Last year’s fire devastated the sports-mad community, and the lack of indoor courts has taken its toll on all users of the former ‘Steelerdome’.
After months of consultation, plans to rebuild the stadium have now been finalised, and the Victorian Government is proud to tip in the extra money to expand the old two court facility.
The new stadium will feature four multi-sport indoor courts, female friendly change rooms, an umpires change room, a first aid room, tournament office, as well as storage and car parking.
The redevelopment is a massive win for the Western Port Basketball Association, which is home to 130 teams and nearly 2,000 members.
The stadium is also home to the Western Port Steelers representative teams, and is used by the Baxter Indoor Netball Association and Mornington Peninsula Badminton Association.
The expanded facilities will give these players, groups and clubs more court space to attract more members and greater flexibility to schedule games.
The skate park will also be relocated so locals can continue to ride in a safe and challenging facility.
Construction is expected to start early next year and be complete before the end of 2018.