Air conditioning to make playing more pleasant for basketballers

Posted Friday 22 February, 02:45pm

Photo: Ararat Basketball Association’s Donna Dunmore with Leigh Stewart from Laser Electrical, who installed the new air conditioning system after it was built by Smallaire.

A new air conditioning system installed in Ararat Fitness Centre’s basketball courts last week is set to make playing much more pleasant during summer thanks to the Ararat Basketball Association.

Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison congratulated the association, which initiated the project and contributed $17,694 to the cost of the $37,694 project.

Ararat Community Enterprises contributed $20,000 and the Council helped with project management.

Dr Harrison said Council was pleased to work with the Association to deliver the project, which was completed over three days, and commended them for their work on the project, which will improve playing conditions during summer.

Ararat Basketball Association President Donna Dunmore said games have had to be cancelled in the past when temperatures rose above 40 degrees.

“Having air conditioning will mean players and spectators will be much more comfortable during summer, and hopefully we won’t have to cancel games anymore,” Mrs Dunmore said.

“It’s a great outcome for all basketball players, their families and friends, and the association thanks Ararat Community Enterprise and Ararat Rural City Council for their support.”