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.
We are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way.
The redevelopment will address the shortage of community, recreation and sporting 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:
The video below shows construction progress of the Edwardstown Sporting and Community Centre to October 2018.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line "Community Reference Group" with your (phone number, postal and email address) along with (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.
Contact Birgit Stroeher
In January, we held a groundbreaking ceremony and a community barbecue. Here are some images captured from this event.
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: