Time For The Federal Government To Put Frankston Basketballers First

Bruce Billson must start pressuring Tony Abbott to fund the Frankston Basketball Stadium upgrade, Minister for Sport John Eren said.

The Victorian Government has committed $2.5 million towards the project and Frankston City Council is contributing $4 million, but the important upgrade remains in limbo until the Abbott Government comes to the table. The Liberals are yet to commit a cent.

The popular stadium is bursting at the seams, but Mr Billson won’t play ball. Rather than misleading the basketball community, the Federal Member for Dunkley should worry about his day job and pressure Tony Abbott to fund this important facility.

Basketball in Frankston is more popular than ever, but overcrowding means many teams can’t take to the court until late at night. The Abbott Government is busy playing politics, while Mr Billson is preoccupied attempting to convince Frankston City Council to short change the community.

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with this important expansion, but the Frankston Basketball Association will not get the stadium it deserves until the Liberals put the community first.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“We have committed $2.5 million towards the Frankston Basketball Stadium so this important expansion can begin, but Mr Billson and Mr Abbott are yet to contribute a cent.”

“The Frankston Basketball Association is bursting at the seams, but Mr Billson is too busy playing politics. He needs to worry about his day job and pressure Tony Abbott to fund this project.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke

“We won’t be distracted by the ignorant and misguided commentary of Mr Billson. We are getting on with this important community project.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny

“Basketball is more popular than ever, but overcrowding is keeping teams off the court until late at night. It’s time the Abbott Government got behind the Frankston Basketball Stadium upgrade.”