Edwardstown Oval Soldiers Memorial Ground

Edwardstown Transformed - a new home for sport and community

Welcome to the construction update for the transformation of Edwardstown Soldier's Memorial Recreation Ground into a modern sporting and community complex and memorial site.
The City of Marion and the Australian Government are redeveloping the Edwardstown Oval at a cost of $8.8 million.

Building work commenced in January and is expected to be completed in February 2019.

This webpage contains a construction timeline, answers to frequently asked questions and shows you how to find more information and contact us.

View the Edwardstown Oval Transformed Flyer December 2017(963 kb) for more information.

We are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way.


Edwardstown Oval site transformation

The redevelopment will address the shortage of community, recreation and spotting facilities and open space in the region and will be a centre for vocational and skills training. It will be a popular home for Australian rules football, cycling, cricket, lawn bowls, and host community events.

This project will provide a $2.1 million boost to the local economy, creating 39 jobs during construction and 17 jobs post construction.

Additionally, the upgrade will include a new vocational education training (VET) facility that will create 370 return to work opportunities, annually.

The new Edwardstown Oval will include:

View the Edwardstown Oval Transformed Flyer February 2018(5.5 mb).


Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Community Reference Group*

Please email edwardstown.transformed@marion.sa.gov.au using the subject line "Community Reference Group" with your name and contact details (phone number, postal and email address) along with a brief description (a few dot points) detailing how you can add value to this group for Edwardstown Oval.

The purpose of this group is to act as a two-way communication link between the project team and the community and to disseminate accurate information via existing community networks.

Please note this group will assist the project team to address any local issues arising from the Edwardstown Oval project and have input into finding possible solutions to concerns.

The Final designs will not change and the group will not form as a Board.

Representatives of the Community Reference Group will be selected by the project team on the basis of achieving a broad community representation.

*This small group will form as part of a merit based assessment system as per the terms of reference.


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Groundbreaking ceremony

In January, we held a groundbreaking ceremony and a community barbecue. Here are some images captured from this event.
Matt Altus, Councillor Tim Pfeiffer and Aaron SchmidtKeith Harrison, Councillor Tim Pfeiffer, Senator Simon BirminghamStephenie Morton and the South Coast Cycling ClubSean Hennessy, Mary Walker and Tony Lemon
Edwardstown Turning of the DirtMatt Williams with George and Valerie Walden


What’s happening from February 2018

• Construction for bike and cricket equipment storage

• Loop path still open for access

• Memorial Gardens closed for upgrade

• Bitumen works for car park redevelopment

• Spectator mound closed for upgrade

• Lawn Bowls Club relocated from March 2018

• Road speeds surrounding site temporarily reduced, some road closures or diversions on nearby streets


Development stages

Construction will occur over six stages beginning with a spectator mound, car park and cycling storage. A new building will replace three old buildings, the cycling track will be resurfaced and the memorial gardens will be sensitively upgraded.

The memorial brick pillars are being demolished and rebuilt. The original iron-work to the gates will be restored. The gates are heritage listed and highly valued by the local community.

Here is an overview of these construction stages: 

Stage 1
Jan - Mar 2018
Community Hall demolished. Half of car park completed, spectator mound and cyclist storage facilities built.

Stage 2
Feb - Apr 2018
Begin Memorial Garden upgrade.

Stage 3
Mar - Oct 2018
Existing bowling club demolished. Construction of two-storey Edwardstown Sporting and Community Centre.

Stage 4
Oct 2018
Completion of Memorial Garden upgrade.

Stage 5
Nov - Dec 2018
Velodrome (cycling track) resurfacing.

Stage 6
Jan - Feb 2019
Existing football clubrooms demolished. Completion of remaining carpark.



At the City of Marion we believe that our community should have access to a broad range of high quality sport and community facilities so that everyone has the opportunity to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

In April 2015 Council endorsed investigations being undertaken with peak sporting bodies, relevant clubs, funding bodies and agencies to seek partnering opportunities for the development of plans and potential funding solutions for the following sports infrastructure:



Edwardstown redevelopment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Work commenced in January 2018 and will occur over six stages. We anticipate completion by February 2019.

 The site is under construction five days a week, Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm.

Disruption to local roads will be kept to a minimum during construction. We aim to notify you via letterbox drops if we need to temporarily close a road or divert traffic for an extended period of time. Speed limits may also be reduced immediately around the site for the safety of building workers. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and continue to look at this webpage to stay across the latest news.

For safe access to the site, there will be some on street parking restrictions at critical construction times. There will be reduced onsite parking throughout the construction period. On completion, the overall parking capacity onsite will increase. Follow us on Facebook and visit this webpage to stay across the latest news.

The contractor will seek to minimise dust, noise and any water runoff in accordance with environmental standards.

A ceremonial walk will be added and a commemorative wall with Defence insignia and three flag poles will be installed. There will be a new shelter and seating as well as increased turfed area. New plantings will include commemorative roses and rosemary.

Existing original roses located at the northern boundary will remain. The memorial brick pillars are being demolished and rebuilt. The original iron-work to the gates will be restored. The gates are heritage listed and highly valued by the local community.

Football team access will remain. The football club building will be relocated into temporary facilities on Raglan Avenue from late February until October 2018. The Lawn Bowls Club have temporarily relocated near the memorial gardens from March. The cycling club’s access to the velodrome will be January to October 2018. The cricket club and the community will not be able to access the oval from October until February 2019 due to safety reasons.

Yoga has been relocated to the Ascot Park Scout Hall until November 2018. Dance classes have moved to the Holdfast Bay Community Centre.

We recommend you consult your coach or instructor for specific dates and times for temporary training/match/class relocations.



T: +61 8375 6600 | E: council@marion.sa.gov.au
245 Sturt Road, SA 5047, Australia
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