LETTER FROM KNOX COUNCIL CEO - 2013-09-06

 

LETTER FROM KNOX COUNCIL CEO

Recently, as you are aware there has been numerous communications from within KBI that Wasps Committee have communicated to our members.

This also includes the article recently in the Knox Leader.

Today, Knox Council CEO, Graeme Emonson has communicated Knox Council’s commitment to ensuring the availability of basketball facilities for local basketball competition.

We have included Graeme Emonson’s email below.

For all enquiries or questions you may have please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Wasps Committee members whose contact details can be found at http://www.waspsbb.com.au/committee-members

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Dear Basketball Club representatives,

For the attention of basketball organisations and clubs playing in the City of Knox

I am writing to reassure all representatives of basketball organisations in the City of Knox of Council’s commitment to ensuring the availability of basketball facilities for local basketball competition.

You would have read recent reports about KBI’s financial position and its ability to continue to manage Council-owned basketball facilities.

As you know, Basketball in Knox is a popular and growing sport, and Council is committed to seeing local basketball have access to quality facilities. It is for this reason that Council built 6 new basketball courts in Wantirna South in 2011-12 in partnership with KBI and others. Council has fulfilled its end of contractual obligations with KBI in this regard.

Knox Council has met with Knox Basketball Incorporated (KBI) to discuss its financial obligations for the management of Council’s basketball facilities as recently as Thursday night, 5 September.

We are working to assist KBI to best manage its financial situation. It’s in everyone’s interests—the community, players, KBI and Council—that the community continues to enjoy use of local basketball facilities. Contractual arrangements with KBI to manage Council’s basketball facilities remain unaltered.

Council looks forward to being further briefed by KBI on its financial position by mid October.

We encourage you to inform your members of our update.

Regards,

 

Graeme Emonson

CEO, Knox City Council

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