Read the latest column by City of Marion CEO Adrian Skull.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 51 - April 2016.
One of this Council’s key priorities is improving our sporting infrastructure. Upgrading ovals, courts, pitches and clubrooms will help people of all ages enjoy the physical and social benefits that access to good quality facilities provides.
We recently submitted an application to the Federal Government for $4 million of funding to revamp Edwardstown Soldiers’ Memorial Recreation Ground. If the submission is successful Council will match the Federal Government’s $4 million to deliver an $8 million project and create a modern and exciting sporting and community hub in Edwardstown.
The funding application was a team effort involving Council and members of the site’s committee and sporting clubs. We also worked with TAFE SA on ideas for training opportunities.
The site currently includes cricket, football and bowls facilities and a velodrome. Our aim is to build a more sustainable venue that will serve sporting clubs and the community for generations to come. We’ll keep you updated on our progress.
We are also working at improving access to soccer facilities, particularly in the south of the city where there is huge demand, and on a new home for BMX.
On another matter I am regularly amazed and delighted by the contribution volunteers make to our community. It’s important to recognise their achievements as people who make our city a better place to live, and one way we are doing this is via the Pride of Marion page on the City of Marion website.
City Limits Magazine
The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.
It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.