Goolwa Oval Sporting Precinct
Alexandrina Council has been successful in securing $800,000 to commence Stage One of the multi-stage Goolwa Oval Sporting Precinct project.
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, and Goolwa Cricket Club as well as benefitting many other users of the precinct.
The facility is currently leased to the Goolwa Recreation Grounds Committee, who sub-lease it out to the various user groups including the Goolwa-Port Elliot Football Club, Goolwa Netball Club, and Goolwa Cricket Club. Representatives from these groups were also delighted with the announcement and Council look forward to an ongoing relationship with the clubs throughout the development process and beyond.
The draft master plan of the precinct went out to community consultation last year in September and October before being endorsed at the Alexandrina Council Meeting on 21 October 2019. Construction will commence later in 2020.