HABA takes stance
Horsham Amateur Basketball Association Board has released a statement in response to Horsham Rural City Council’s adoption of concept designs and a business plan for a multi-use indoor stadium in Horsham.
Overall, we are not opposed to a new sports stadium, we are opposed to the current proposal. The following explains our stance as we continue to pursue affordable basketball for all.
• HABA is adamant that it must avoid any cost increase to the members of Horsham Amateur Basketball Association. This project would be unaffordable for the basketball and the community.
• HABA will not be involved in any cost subsidising of other sporting groups.
• HABA views its autonomy as a very important aspect for the success of the association and maintains the need to keep it.
• HABA has major concerns with the proposed management structure of the centre.
• HABA has major concerns with the current proposed court scheduling being made available by Horsham Rural City Council, HRCC.
• HABA views the proposed building design as not suitable for the future needs of basketball and very limited in the future requirements of all sports compared with the current available costing provided by the Project Control Group.
• HABA sees little benefit to its members in being involved in the proposed stadium in its current design versus the risk of losing the structure that makes us the envy of other basketball associations.
• HABA has advised HRCC that it must immediately cease using the HABA’S name and its members numbers in any future reference or grant application towards the proposed stadium because this is misrepresenting the HABA and its stance on the proposed stadium.
• HABA has advised HRCC that it will not be involved in the proposed stadium in any way under the current building design and business case.
We hope that this statement helps outline our position.