Basketball floor upgrade

The AIS Basketball and Netball Centre received a state-of-the-art flooring upgrade in 2016. The new floor is an ActionCush II Plus FIBA accredited system, surfaced in North American Hard Maple, which is expected to last 30 years. The project also included installation of new electrical and data lines for timing and scoring systems and installation of new energy efficient LED lighting throughout the five-court complex. The facility was closed on 21 December 2015 and reopened in March 2016 for use by Basketball Australia, Netball Australia and other high performance and community users. 

Commercial Strategy

The ASC successfully implemented a number of elements of its commercial strategy throughout the year, including sponsorships, merchandise and events. A major component of this strategy was the launch of the ‘Experience AIS’ website, a public portal for tours, sports camps, entertainment and events, and the online AIS Shop. The ASC established five new partnerships and continues to work with key corporate partners, including 2XU, Gatorade and Dairy Australia. In the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, three new fundraising initiatives for the dAIS program were introduced: staff workplace giving, fundraising dinners and public donations boxes at the AIS campus in Bruce, raising more than $80,000.

ASC Enterprise Agreement

The Commission formalised the new ASC Enterprise Agreement 2016–2019 on 19 February 2016. The agreement was successfully negotiated within the Australian Government bargaining framework and returned an overwhelming 95 per cent ‘yes’ vote from a turnout of more than 60 per cent of employees. The agreement delivers a number of changes over the three-year period, including a new classification and remuneration structure with no reduction to existing conditions or benefits. The agreement is underpinned by productivity savings and is supported by successful internal efficiency measures previously implemented. The vote was a positive result for employees and reflects the ASC’s commitment to the bargaining process and delivering outcomes to best balance employee and organisational requirements.