Thursday, March 2, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Proserpine is expected to receive its first public Basketball Courts as Whitsunday Regional Council requests funding for the project at Halpannel Park.
The $175,000 project hopes to address the current lack of a community sporting fixture of its type in the Whitsundays township.
Whitsunday Regional Council Project Officer Economic Development and Major Grants Elouise Lamb said the sports facility will be built at an established park facility in easy proximity to three schools.
Currently, local enthusiasts not attending one of Proserpine’s schools must make the drive to Airlie Beach to utilise facilities.
The court is projected for completion by December 2024, with funding still being sought through the DTIS Minor Infrastructure Program Round 1, with no construction start date announced.