The addition of 10 new indoor courts will serve grassroots and elite basketball players and make the centre the largest basketball facility in the country.
The transformed State Basketball Centre will create a grassroots and high-performance hub featuring 16 indoor community courts, professional training facilities for the local WNBL and NBL teams and new administration spaces.
The centre will be a mega base for Basketball Victoria, Deakin Melbourne Boomers (WNBL), South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL), Basketball Australia and one of Australia’s largest basketball associations, Knox Basketball Inc.
Basketball Victoria’s high-performance and pathway program will have cutting-edge training facilities to develop up and coming athletes while the expanded centre will also house a regional gymnastics facility.
Once complete, the centre will cement Melbourne’s south-east as the heartland of Australian basketball and attract more than 2 million people each year.
Hansen Yuncken, Kane Constructions, Adco Constructions and BESIX Watpac have been shortlisted from 12 companies that lodged initial expressions of interest to build the game-changing project.
The successful contractor is expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2021 with construction to start shortly afterwards.
The Victorian Government boost to the State Basketball Centre project in the Victorian Budget 2020/21, takes the Government’s investment to $105 million. The Knox City Council is contributing $25 million.