Regional Sporting Facility
The Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Jamie Briggs jointly announced on site on Friday 3 June 2016, a Federal funding commitment of $3.75 million as a contribution to the Regional Sports Hub.
In 2009, with the assistance of a State Government Grant, Council purchased 38HA of land bordered by Bald Hills and Springs Road. Over the following years, various demand and feasibility studies as well as high level concepts were developed, further refining the sports to be located at this site.
This work confirmed that the Council Land should be developed for regional level sporting facilities and that the south-eastern half of the site (approximately 20HA) is the most suitable location for this to occur.
In 2014, the Council, with the assistance of the Office of Recreation and Sport commenced the production of the Detailed Concept Designs for the Mount Barker Regional Sports Facility.
On the 21st of September, the Council endorsed the Detailed Concept Designs.
The full development of the facility is not likely to occur for over 10 years, with initial stages to be constructed as dictated by funding availability and facility demand.
The reasons for this approach include:
- There are multiple sites within the township that can accommodate the short term demand for additional playing fields for significantly less cost.
- The cost to develop a regional sporting facility will require significant external funding and stakeholder commitment, which can take a significant period of time to secure and co-ordinate.
- This facility is responding to the demand of an expanding population which is towards the beginning of this growth period, therefore the demand for facilities will come as the population grows over the next 25 years.
Please find below, a copy of the Detailed Concept Design and link to a 3D fly-through video.
3D Fly-through video:
If you have any queries regarding this development, please email Luke Gray, Senior Planner – Strategic Projects at email@example.com