State Basketball Centre

/ Completed 2023

State Basketball Centre

The Victorian State Government has successfully completed a $132 million upgrade of the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South.
Environmentally friendly materials, aligning with the project’s commitment to using local and sustainable resources

This project, a key investment in local and elite sports infrastructure, has established the facility as one of Australia’s leading centers for basketball and gymnastics.

Key Project Details

  • Location: Wantirna South, Victoria
  • Total Budget: $132 million
    • Victorian Government: $83 million
    • City of Knox: $25 million
    • Additional State Budget (2020-21): $22 million
    • Knox City Council: $2 million
  • Completion: Mid-2024 (full completion including ongoing upgrades)

Project Scope and Features

Stage One Deliverables:

  • New Indoor Community Courts:
    • 12 additional courts for local competitions, increasing the total to 18 courts.
  • High-Performance Training Facilities:
    • State-of-the-art training amenities for WNBL and NBL teams.
  • New Gymnastics Facilities:
    • Replacing the facility in Ferntree Gully to accommodate high demand and long waiting lists.
  • New Administration Facilities:
    • Spaces for sports organizations and clubs, including Basketball Victoria, Knox Basketball Inc., Deakin Melbourne Boomers (WNBL), South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL), and Basketball Australia.
  • Community Spaces:
    • Outdoor town square and new café to enhance community engagement.

Acoustic Solution: Durra Panel

The acoustic performance of the new facilities was significantly enhanced by the incorporation of Durra Panel in the ceiling system. Durra Panel was selected for its superior acoustic properties, ensuring an optimal environment for both athletes and spectators. The panels used include:

  • Durra System: Roof Ceiling System
  • Durra Panel Finish: Natural & Perforated Corrugated Soundsorb

Acoustic Benefits:

  • Noise Reduction:
    • Enhanced sound absorption to minimize echo and background noise, providing a better auditory experience during events and training sessions.
  • Sustainability:
    • Environmentally friendly materials, aligning with the project’s commitment to using local and sustainable resources.

Architect: Cox Architecture

Builder: ADCO Constructions

Installer: Close Commercial

Durra System: Roof Ceiling System

Durra Panel Finish: Natural & Perforated Corrugated Soundsorb