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$1.5 million funding windfall supports redevelopment of local Barossa sports facilities

By on January 18, 2022 0

Barossa Council has secured $1.5 million in funding to support the $4.6 million redevelopment of club rooms and changing rooms at Tanunda as part of the grand scheme.

The Council, in partnership with the South Australian Government Office of Recreational Sports and Racing, will develop multi-purpose facilities at Tanunda Leisure Park including:

  • shared club rooms with 280 seats and public lounge
  • six gender-neutral dressing rooms plus referee rooms
  • toilets for sports and public use
  • observation of spectators on the oval and the courts
  • office and storage spaces
  • breezeway to connect to Tanunda Show Hall and commercial kitchen
  • civil and landscape improvements

The redevelopment is part of a shared vision with the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) to develop the Barossa as the best regional sporting event tourist destination for AFL and cricket in South Australia.

Barossa Mayor Bim Lange said it was a big win for grassroots sport and the local sporting community, as well as the wider community, adding that “this project will provide contemporary facilities to support participation in men’s, women’s and youth competitions, and will also attract regional, state and national sports tourism events for the Barossa region.

“High-quality, inclusive facilities that meet the needs of our growing football, cricket, netball and tennis clubs are a major driver of this investment under The Big Project.

“We are delighted to once again partner with the Office des loisirs, du sport et des courses to achieve our common sports and recreation goals and thank all park stakeholders for their enthusiasm and collaboration. »

The project complements the current $2.9 million investment in the park to develop a junior oval, cricket nets and an inclusive play area, as well as expand and provide new irrigation to the main oval .

Mayor Lange noted that “these projects complement the park master plan priority projects adopted by council in 2017, with previous exhibit hall upgrades, electrical capacity work and new oval lighting depicting a total investment in the park of $10.6 million under the umbrella of the big project. ”

Image courtesy of Barossa Council

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