Ku-ring-gai Council voted at a recent meeting to proceed with the preparation of a DA for two additional indoor basketball courts as part of the St Ives Indoor Sports Centre.
This much anticipated community facility will adjoin two other basketball courts at St Ives High School that are currently under construction. This will provide a total of four indoor courts for use by the community outside school hours.
Council is now preparing a development application for two indoor basketball courts plus ancillary rooms and car park which will be lodged by June 2021. The $19.6m project will include borrowings of $13.5m approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal and to be repaid from asset sales.
Council has been working with community and sporting organisations as well as the agencies to provide recreational facilities that can be accessed by a wide range of the community.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson says this project demonstrates the importance of working in partnership with community groups and organisations to optimise the availability and use of sporting, recreation and leisure facilities.
“The inclusion of community use of the facilities at St Ives High School will provide an increase in sporting venues helping to meet the community’s expectations.”
More details about the proposal can be found in the Council report which can be read here – https://bit.ly/3k0bbqV