Colac stadium to be ready for basketball finals


THE Colac Basketball Association grand finals will be played in the Bluewater Leisure Centre stadium.

Colac Otway Shire mayor Chris Potter said today (16 March 2017) he was thrilled to announce that the stadium would be officially opened on March 26, when the local basketball league comes together for the season decider.

Cr Potter said Council and contractors had worked tirelessly to have the stadium ready for the grand final.

“For the first time, we’re going to see our local basketballers playing in the new facility, which is really exciting,” he said.

“The stadium is really something to behold, people will be amazed at how big it is, how great it looks and how functional all the player, officials, spectator and storage spaces are.

“It’s been a long haul for our user groups such as the CBA and the Colac Secondary College, and again I’d like to acknowledge their resilience and thank them for their support along the way.

“The floor issue hasn’t been easy for Council’s staff either, and I’d like to take an opportunity to recognise the significant amount of work that has taken place behind the scenes to resolve this issue.”

Colac Basketball Association’s President Peter Lemke said the completion of the stadium redevelopment was an exciting time for Colac basketball and the community.

“Our recent junior tournament attracted almost 700 players and it will be great to have them all in Colac next year along with our CBL teams competing on our home court in front of a vocal Colac Kooka crowd,” Mr Lemke said.

“It will also be an opportunity for players of all levels to enjoy playing in such a great environment.”

Cr Potter encouraged the community to drop into the stadium to have a look and support the local basketballers.

“The basketball association has been a strong partner to Council throughout the redevelopment and we couldn’t be happier to have them raise the curtain on what is going to be a great new chapter of sport in this facility.”

Source: A Colac Otway Shire media release