Thursday, May 30, 2024

$6.5m Barossa sports investment gets underway

A $6.5 million redevelopment of clubroom and changeroom facilities at Tanunda is set to begin as part of The Big Project, The Barossa Council has announced.

The Council, in partnership with the State Government’s Office of Recreation Sport and Racing, will develop multi-use facilities at Tanunda Recreation Park including:

• shared clubrooms with 280 capacity seating and public lounge

• six gender-neutral changerooms plus umpire rooms

• toilets for both sporting and public use

• spectator viewing to oval and courts with connecting internal breezeway

• office and storage spaces

• expanded use of existing Tanunda Show Hall commercial kitchen

• civil and landscaping improvements

Mayor Bim Lange says the development is a big win for grassroots sport and the local sporting community.

“This project will deliver contemporary facilities to support local participation across men, women and junior competitions, and also attract regional, state and national sports tourism events for the Barossa region,” said Mayor Lange.

“The project is supported by $1.5 million in State Government funding. The redevelopment is part of a shared vision with SACA and SANFL to develop the Barossa as the best regional sports event tourism destination for AFL and cricket in South Australia.”

He said high quality, inclusive facilities that meet the needs of our growing football, cricket, netball and tennis clubs is a major driver for this investment as part of The Big Project.

“We thank all the Park stakeholders for their enthusiasm and collaboration, and the hours of volunteer effort that supports large-scale projects such as this one,” he said.

Current and completed works take The Big Project investment to over $30 million, future proofing facilities for communities across the whole Council region. The Tanunda clubrooms and changerooms project is expected to be complete by September 2023.

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