The stadium will provide a much-needed home for the Wonthaggi Amateur Basketball Association, which has 400 members, no home facilities and has been campaigning for new facilities for years.
Currently the association plays out of basically two courts at the local YMCA which also caters for other classes and activities.
It will also be used by 150 indoor netball players in the local area and meet growing demand for modified versions of the game including Fast5 and Rock Up Netball.
It will feature a new multi-sport highball stadium that will be available for community use with three competition-grade basketball courts, a canteen, change rooms as well as specialist spaces for performing arts, music and food technology.
But the big winners are students from across Bass Coast Shire.
The new state of the art campus will have outdoor learning areas and a central plaza, a library and specialist facilities for visual arts, graphics, materials technology and science, and of course the best stadium in the district.
The project is in partnership between the Victorian Government (with support from the Better Indoors Stadiums Fund), and Bass Coast Shire, with the council contributing $1.5 million towards the costs of the stadium that will be available for community use.
It will be managed by the Victorian School Building Authority and will go out to tender in December 2017.
Construction is expected to take approximately 18 months, with the exact schedule to be confirmed when a builder is appointed.
For more information about Victorian Government funding for local stadiums visit the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund page.