Client: The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia (RA&HS) and Basketball SA
Value: $15m
Project Timeframe: Construction May 21 to August 2023

The construction of the State Basketball Centre is complete!

The new centre has four courts and will be able to seat 1600 people, making it ideal for hosting international, national, state, and local events.

The facility is fully equipped for FIBA Level 1 basketball events and can switch between tournament and practice modes. The facility will also accommodate the Dog Section events during Royal Adelaide Show periods.

Of key importance is the sensory room, a first of its kind for spectators with sensory requirements and a new changing placed facility.


  • Expansion of the existing Wayville Sports Centre basketball court facilities
  • Provision of a new four court basketball hall and associated changerooms; gymnasium; amenities; spectator entry lobby, café and ticketing booth; sensory room; and Basketball SA administration facilities
  • Show court specification to FIBA Level 1 international standard to facilitate WNBL and International Women’s basketball matches and events
  • External landscaping, pedestrian access, roadway adjustments, services infrastructure upgrades

This has been one challenging project for all stakeholders, requiring the team to navigate several complex challenges including:

  • Unprecedented wet weather and associated impacts on civil works
  • Supply chain disruptions (particularly cladding and maple timber sports flooring)
  • Complex deep sewer main excavation and construction

It was very rewarding to inspect and confirm Practical Completion in conjunction with our valued client Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA and project partner and tenant Basketball SA.