Frankston Basketball Centre
At its meeting on 20 November 2017, Councillors met to consider Council’s position on the ongoing negotiations with the Frankston District Basketball Association (FDBA) over future lease arrangements, financial matters and scope for this project.
It is with regret that after two-and-a-half years of negotiations, during which time Council has worked hard to reach an agreement, that the proposed redevelopment of the Frankston Basketball Stadium won’t be able to go ahead.
The decision to withdraw from the project was made for reasons beyond Council’s control and in the best interests of the entire Frankston City. We tried very hard to accommodate the FDBA, however they reneged on agreements and tried to drive too hard a bargain and for this reason the project cannot continue.
Council will work with the state and federal government to ensure that the funds earmarked for the Frankston Basketball Stadium upgrade are reallocated to other sports projects in Frankston. We will also work with peak sporting bodies and the local community, such as schools, for the health and wellbeing of all locals.
The Frankston Basketball Stadium will continue to operate as normal.
This is a very unfortunate situation that we find ourselves in though we look forward to working with the local community to determine other ways in which Council can deliver improved basketball services in Frankston City.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322