Esperance’s new stadium to lure Giants

By Tegan Guthrie – The Kalgoorlie Miner
3rd November 2019

Construction of the long-awaited four-court indoor sports stadium in Esperance is on track for completion next May, despite recent heavy winds delaying roof tin being installed.

Shire of Esperance chief executive Matthew Scott told the Kalgoorlie Miner the project was running “really smoothly” and had been a hassle-free project until the recent winds.

“Really, the focus at the moment is just trying to get all the paneling and structural steel up to create the husk of the building, then a lot of the work will happen inside as a few fit it out,” he said.

He said he was pleased with the professionalism and efficiency shown by local contractor Sime Building Company and was excited to see the project completed.

Mr Scott added that State Basketball League games, including those featuring the Goldfields Giants, would be the first on the list to attract to the town.

“Local community members have been lobbying for this sort of development for almost 15 years and certainly it will mean we will have the capacity for most sporting activities in Esperance way into the future,” he said.

“It will also mean we will be able to attract state sporting events as well, because the courts will be up to all Australian standards.