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We asked for feedback on the proposal to grant a lease to the Southern Basketball Association for the new basketball stadium located at 150 Tulip Street, Cheltenham for a 20-year period. The proposed commencement rent is $4,112+ GST per annum.

Read more about the new stadium development currently under construction.

Consultation closed on 11 May 2022.

Legislation has recently changed. Under the Local Government Act 2020, Section 115, Council will undertake a community engagement process on a proposed lease of Council-owned land for a period of 10 or more years, in accordance with its Community and Stakeholder Engagement Policy 2021.

This requirement replaces the formal Section 223 process required under the Local Government Act 1989 and is designed to strengthen community involvement in decision-making, and trust and confidence in Council to make evidence-based decisions that benefit the Bayside community through the consistent application of a transparent process.

Council supports community groups by offering reduced rent to Council owned properties. The new stadium will give thousands of young Baysiders the opportunity to play basketball locally.

The reduced rental amount also recognises that the Southern Basketball Association has made a significant financial contribution ($3M) to the development of the new stadium.

The proposed rent has been set in accordance with Council’s Lease and Licence Policy 2018.

The Southern Basketball Association is a long-term lessee of the existing basketball stadium. For over 45 years they have offered a strong and inclusive program of basketball to local children.What was once a modest competition operating with one court has grown into a competition with more than 550 teams that is now located in Tulip Street, Cheltenham” (Source: SBA website).

The Southern Basketball Association has also made a significant financial contribution ($3M) to the development of the new stadium. It is expected that a new lease with the Southern Basketball Association will be of significant benefit for community sport in Bayside.

If a lease is not issued to the SBA, Council will have to operate the stadium directly or find another tenant, as well as forgoing the capital provided by the proposed tenant. This would have significant impact on Council’s operational and capital budgets.

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