New Jervois Street Reserve works have begun
Read about work beginning at the new $940,000 reserve in South Plympton.
Mayor Kris Hanna launched construction of a new $940,000 reserve in South Plympton at a groundbreaking ceremony in March.
The community event began the transformation of a 6000sqm block of vacant land between Jervois St and Waterhouse Rd into a park with a modern play area.
The new reserve will include three-on-three basketball and netball facilities, fitness equipment, a course for trikes, a central oval and a games area with a ping pong and chess table.
There will be junior and senior play areas, a shelter, picnic facilities, trees, landscaping, a barbecue and toilets.
Mayor Kris Hanna said the reserve will provide a much-needed place for families to play.
“It will be exciting to see this block of unused land transformed into a new park with a modern play area,” Mr Hanna said.
“The Jervois Street Reserve will encourage children to play in an attractive environment.”
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is providing $300,000 of funding, Edwardstown Rotary Club is donating $50,000 and Council is providing the balance.
Member for Elder Annabel Digance joined Mayor Hanna and president of Edwardstown Rotary Club Clair Rhodes in digging the ceremonial first sod.
Marion Council bought the land from Housing SA in 2013 to create more open space in the city’s north.
Mayor Hanna thanked Council’s funding partners for helping build the reserve.
“I would like to thank DPTI and the Edwardstown Rotary Club for helping Council build this new reserve,” he said.
Construction is being undertaken by South Australian company Outside Ideas.
Work is expected to be completed in July this year.
Find out more about the new Jervois Street Reserve.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 51 - April 2016.
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