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Ice Rink

Pelligra Group want to build the $20 million venture on a 10,000sqm site at 262a Sturt Road that they plan to lease from council for 42 years.

The site is owned by council and is classified as 'Community Land'. The status of Community Land has not been changed, however to allow the site to be leased on agreed commercial terms, a Community Land Management Plan was developed. Both the Community Land Management Plan and the decision for Council to enter into a lease went through public consultation processes.

Council has negotiated lease terms with the developer. The developer has since lodged an application for planning consent, and this application is currently awaiting further information to aid the assessment.

The proposal includes:

  • An international standard ice rink (single sheet)
  • 350-450 spectator capacity
  • Pro shop
  • Sport Climbing – international competition rock climbing walls
  • Recreational rock climbing and bouldering
  • Themed rock-climbing walls for children
  • Children’s play café
  • Kiosk/restaurant

How much would this proposal cost Council?

This proposal involves no capital investment from the Council. The developers would pay rent over the term of the lease and offer discounts for City of Marion residents who use the facility. Note that the venture is smaller in scale than an original two-rink proposal put to Council back in 2018.

When will construction begin if the consultation is successful?

The development approval process (for planning and building consent) has commenced but is not likely to be completed until late 2024. This needs to include satisfactory arboricultural assessments, in addition to traffic and parking solutions. Council has previously resolved to prohibit traffic movements from 262a Sturt Road to Shelley Avenue or Christina Street.

Construction on site will commence following completion of the assessment process.

For more information on the project, please visit the Marion Ice Rink - Making Marion page.


Ice Rink Concept Image