Basketball Court Facility

Photo of basketball players on newly constructed court in Canberra

Cardno’s planning, research and development created a blueprint for basketball court design in Australia, setting the benchmark for other basketball organisations to follow in the future.

In an Australian first for a full-sized outdoor basketball court, Cardno pioneered an innovative design solution that met strict international competition standards and created a world-class basketball facility in Canberra. 

Cardno was engaged by Basketball ACT and ACT Sport and Recreation Services to develop and deliver a new outdoor court facility to complement an existing indoor complex, which would cater for the sport’s growing popularity in the State. The facility was specially designed for the 3-on-3 format, in recognition of its inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.   

“This is massive for Basketball Australia. This is the blueprint. I’m just blown away looking at it. We want to show this to other state associations and say, ‘this is how you do it!’”

— Anthony Moore, Basketball Australia.

With responsibility for the planning, design, documentation and construction supervision, our team of sports specialists was fully responsible for the development of the facility, in close coordination with Basketball ACT, Basketball Australia and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).  

Our team sourced goals from Italy that represent both the world’s best in new outdoor basketball court technology and comply to FIBA standards. Cardno also developed the pavement to complement the revolutionary Power Game flooring from the United States, which incorporates an innovative design solution pioneered for the first time in Australia. 

Cardno’s court design and use of these products met the International Basketball Federation’s strict 3 x 3 competition and compliance requirements to deliver an outstanding basketball facility now used by local and national FIBA competitions. This includes the ACT wheelchair competitions, featuring a number of Para Olympians representing Australia in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.