A $4.71 million upgrade of the site, which is currently home to nine sporting clubs, is planned for 2020-21, made up of $2.45 million in council funding and $2.26 million in federal government funding.
These stage one works will deliver:
- a shared soccer and hockey building
- a senior soccer pitch
- site services upgrade
- sport lights for bowls, hockey and croquet
- fully enclosed cricket nets
- reconstructed and resurfaced courts
- upgrades to road access, car parks and landscaping
- facilities that will support integration with the new Aldinga B-12 School (due to open in 2022).
The new school presents a unique opportunity to integrate the planning of sports and recreation facilities to create a large sports and community hub to cater for the broader southern region.
Council has secured a shared-use agreement with the school to allow community use of two soccer pitches, the senior oval, and two indoor courts once opened.
The stage one works – and pressures associated with growth and development in Aldinga – will also require the relocation of the site’s equestrian facilities, with planning underway to create a new equestrian facility in the south.
The proposed longer-term vision and staged upgrades for Aldinga Sports Park include a major regional playground, skate park, community parks, play and fitness areas, and upgrades of all sporting facilities to meet compliance guidelines.
City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson encouraged everyone to have their say on the draft master plan.
“Aldinga is undergoing some big changes, with the new school, the duplication of Main South Road from Seaford to Sellicks, and the prospect of new high-density housing zones and a future rail corridor and station,” Mayor Thompson said.
“The Aldinga region’s population is also anticipated to grow significantly over the next 15 years, so we need to meet the increasing demand for sport and recreation to ensure our communities are active and healthy.
“This draft master plan has been developed to help future-proof the sports park, ensure it’s integrated with the new school, consider the further growth of the region, and not only focus on sport, but allow for broader community uses.
“We want your say on how to make this place the best that it can be.”
You can provide your feedback on the draft Master Plan Report via City of Onkaparinga’s Your Say page until Sunday 13 December.
More information on projects within the Aldinga region, including the state government’s Aldinga Structure Plan and Development Plan Amendment, can be found at council’s website.