The Federal Labor party have made an election promise of $2m dollars to assist the Northside Wizards Basketball Association in building a new five-court stadium.
Northside Wizards Basketball Association were thrilled on Monday as the Federal Labor party pledged to $2m to assist them in completing the conversion of a Zillmere warehouse to a five-court stadium.
The Shadow Minister for Sport, Mr Don Farrell and Labor candidate for Lilley, Anika Wells made the commitment late last week.
“This announcement will help Wizards have their own space to continue to grow,” said Anika Wells.
“Labor is committed to supporting clubs and communities to improve local sporting facilities to give all Australian’s a fair go at sport and activity.”
Northside Wizards CEO Allan Woodford said that the funds would mean big things for basketball in Northside Brisbane.
“These funds will help us to complete the Zillmere project and we are grateful that Labor sees the importance of developing new courts and recognises the community benefit the facility will bring,” said Allan Woodford.
“It would mean a great boost and we are absolutely ecstatic, we also contacted the other major political party to glean their support for the project and hopefully we will hear from them soon.”
Allan Woodford is looking forward to commencing the refurbishment.
“Concept drawings for the stadium have been developed and detailed plans are expected to be released prior to June 30 with work commencing shortly after,” he said.
Basketball Queensland are looking forward to the new development and invite interested parties to contact them directly for further information.