Two New Additional Basketball Courts

Delivery of two additional basketball courts at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre alongside associated gender neutral change facilities and amenities for associated sporting clubs.

Expected outcomes:

  • Address fast-growing sporting and recreation needs
  • Provide high-quality sporting facilities
  • Improve participation in sport and recreation

Project overview:

Forming part of the Briggs Park Masterplan, the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre is the Shire’s hub for indoor sport and recreation.

Key components:

  • Two additional basketball courts, with associated gender accessible change facilities
  • Additional car parking.

What’s the community need?

Basketball is one of the most popular indoor sports played in the Shire, with two local basketball clubs supporting more than 800 junior and senior players.

The Shire’s population is forecast to grow by over 31,000 by 2036 - an increase of 96% - with significant growth of basketball participation and increased demand for indoor basketball courts. The centre’s two basketball courts are at full booking capacity with the Shire often turning people away from active recreation.

Federal and State funding for additional basketball courts at the recreation centre would allow for greater participation in sport, community connection and the ability for youth and other demographics to make greater use of community facilities.

What’s happening now?

The Shire is undertaking the concept for the centre expansion and the Briggs Park overall masterplan.

Stakeholder engagement for all clubs and user groups commenced in March 2024.

Environmental and site and feature survey work is being undertaken to inform the outcome of the expansion concept.

Various court expansion scenarios have been provided to Council for feedback. We are now looking at options for the addition of two new court facilities, ensuring current courts are bought up to current standards.

We are also looking at options for expansion of the gym area and additional gender inclusive facilities within the scope of the works.

Funding request:

The concept designs and costing estimates will be available by September 2024.

Advocacy alignment:
  • Population Growth
  • Education Training and Employment
  • Financial Capacity
  • Access and Gender Equity