Councillors' views - Tim Pfeiffer

Read the latest City Limits Magazine column by Councillor Tim Pfeiffer.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 51 - April 2016.

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Everyone needs space to live and breathe.

It doesn't matter if you like to kick a footy, walk the dog, go for a jog, let the kids loose at a playground or sit and watch the world go by, you need space to do these things.

Parts of Marion Council have had significant population increases from infill in recent years, with further increases expected over time. Along with this population increase, comes shrinking backyards, which amplifies the necessity for quality public open space.

Edwardstown, South Plympton and Ascot Park are specific suburbs that are experiencing these issues. A few years ago, we developed a masterplan for redeveloping the brilliantly-located but rather tired Edwardstown Oval, which sits between these suburbs. The masterplan was good, but it was a bit of a wishlist.

We have recently gone back, sharpened the pencils and revised the scope of this Council priority. The result is a proposal that is substantially cheaper, while still delivering on major needs of the sporting clubs and local community.

In March, we lodged a Federal funding application based on the revised plan. If successful, the Federal Government will fund $4m towards the redevelopment and Council will fund $4m.

The result will be a revitalised Edwardstown Oval that suits the needs of the area both now and into the long term future.

I am confident in the strength of our application and can't wait to hear how we go!

Councillor Tim Pfeiffer

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