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Goolwa Oval Sports Precinct

Goolwa Oval Sports Precinct

Alexandrina Council has been successful in securing $800,000 to commence Stage One of the multi-stage Goolwa Oval Sports Precinct project.

A new multi-use clubroom building is underway to replace the current three separate structures on the western side of the oval in the Brian Dugmore Recreation Reserve, Goolwa. This new facility will provide modern features and comforts and be able to support a range of sports groups, community activities and functions.

The funding comes via round two of the State Government’s Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program and was recently announced by Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, the Hon Corey Wingard. It will allow for the construction of a new comprehensive multi-purpose community sporting facility, including four unisex change rooms, community spaces, player and spectator amenities, umpire and official areas, administrative spaces and storage.

The upgrade has been a long sought-after dream for users of the facility including the Goolwa-Port Elliot Football Club, Goolwa Netball Club, Goolwa Tennis Club, Goolwa Hockey Club and Goolwa Cricket Club as well as benefitting many other users of the precinct.

The tender process has begun and we anticipate demolition works to commence in December 2020 with a 9 month construction period for Stage One.

Funding for the building is being provided by Council and a grant from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

This represents the first stage of the implementation of the Goolwa Oval Sports Precinct Master Plan, endorsed by Council on 21 October 2019.

The Master Plan aims to guide future improvements and to provide a fit for purpose and adaptable sporting and community precinct in the heart of Goolwa.