CITY of Canning Deputy Mayor Lindsay Holland has praised the council for passing a motion to bequest the Willetton Basketball Association (WBA) with $40,000 in the budget.
On Tuesday night the motion passed 7-3 in favour of assisting the WBA prepare documentation to improve the likelihood of achieving Federal National Stronger Regions Fund money this August.
Pending State and Federal funding, the council also raised a proposed loan off $2.2 million towards the $10.5 million project.
In the lead up to the 2015 council elections councillors Holland, Ben Kunze and Margaret Hall were among candidates who attended the WBA to assess the potential for the expansion.
Cr Holland said while he could not speak on behalf of council, he was personally thrilled with the progress.
“I am very happy that I was able to support it as a platform during my campaign and as a councillor I supported it based on its merits,” Cr Holland said.
“I’m very happy it got passed, it will be great for the Willetton community.”
Cr Holland said he expected business owners throughout the immediate region of Burrendah Reserve to win from the expansion.
“The expansion will bring in people and customers will increase at the Willetton shops,” he said.
“In a business sense it is a great thing and the shopping centre will reap the benefits.”