Grants to kick off $1.5 million revamp of sports clubs

Three of Marion's biggest sports clubs are set to be revamped.

City Limits Magazine Issue 45 April 2014 Front Cover

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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Work will soon begin on a $1.5 million upgrade to three of Marion’s biggest sports and community hubs after Marion Council was awarded $760,000 in grants by the State Government.

Grant funding of $310,000 was announced in January by the Office for Recreation and Sport for improvements to Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club and Edwardstown Soldiers’ Memorial Recreation Ground.

This followed the announcement of a $453,215 grant for upgrades to Cove Sports and Community Club.

Grant funding will be boosted by almost $720,000 from Marion Council and $54,500 from clubs.

Upgrades to Cove Sports and Community Club are worth $906,430 and will improve facilities for many sports, club manager Keith Noble said.

“The improvements are very exciting and include lighting for the oval and BMX, change rooms, umpire rooms and disability access toilets,” Mr Noble said. 

The total funding allocated is $1,534,503 and work is expected to be completed in 2015. 

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