“This expansion will further enhance sport and recreation opportunities for Sunshine Coast residents.
The council’s injection of funds complements the State Government’s contributed amount of $871,000 from the Get Playing Plus program.
In addition to the council’s 2015/16 capital injection of $280,000, I have personally committed an additional $100,000 pledge from my Divisional Councillor contributions to ensure the project is delivered and prioritised by the council.
It is envisaged the council will have necessary approvals, soil tests and surveys completed and engaged a design contractor by early to mid-December 2015, with finalisation of the project anticipated by December 2016.”
Councillor Dickson said to ensure transparency during the planning and development stages, the council would form a Project Control Group and invite two representatives from the Maroochydore Eagles Basketball Association committee to be part of the process.
“This group will be a part of the decision-making process and will be able to regularly update the broader membership of the club,” Cr Dickson said.
“The funding contribution is also evidence of the council’s commitment to providing sports facilities that cater to the increasing needs and demands of population growth.
The next couple of years will be an exciting time for the Maroochydore Eagles Basketball Association, and the council looks forward to working closely with the club and State Government to deliver quality outcomes for sport on the Sunshine Coast.”