The turning of the first sod of soil today will mark the beginning of a $10 million upgrade to Willetton Basketball Stadium.
- Work starts on $10 million sporting facility upgrade in Perth's southern suburbs.
- Upgrades will double the number of courts and playing capacity.
The works will double the Willetton Basketball Association's indoor courts from four to eight, increasing capacity and boosting community sport in the southern suburbs.
The courts and facilities, which will include new change rooms, storage rooms, toilets, administration and social areas, will be shared by local badminton and netball players.
The State Government contributed $1.5 million to the project through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund, while the Commonwealth Government provided $5.5 million, and the City of Canning $2.2 million.
The Willetton Basketball Association will contribute up to $1 million for the works, which are expected to be completed by early 2020.