The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier of Victoria, officially broke ground on Melba College’s Stage 2 rebuild last Thursday, which includes a new four court basketball stadium to be co-run by Kilsyth Basketball.
The newest addition to Kilsyth Basketball will feature four FIBA competition sized courts, highlighted by a beautiful 700 seat show court. The stadium is part of MELBA’s $15.7 million Stage 2 rebuild – funded by the Labor Government and Kilsyth Basketball – with the college also set to receive a new cutting-edge STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) building as part of the project.
The new stadium ensures that Kilsyth Basketball can meet the demand for more courts by our rapidly-expanding Junior and Senior Domestic competitions moving forward, and do so by offering first class playing facilities in the process. With Lilydale Stadium’s Stage 1 upgrade completed at the start of 2018, and a re-elected Labor Government promising a $10.5 million redevelopment at Pinks Reserve – which will see the Kilsyth Sports Centre gain an additional court and upgrades to existing bathrooms and change rooms – Kilsyth Basketball is well positioned to provide a high-quality playing experience to all for years to come.
Construction of the MELBA four-court stadium is set to begin on November 2018, with an estimated completion date of early 2020.
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