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Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre

Building a better Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club

Marion Council is seeking Federal Government funding to build a bigger and better Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club.

On 12 February 2019, the Council re-committed up to $10 million towards the cost of redeveloping this popular but old facility.

We are seeking an extra $5 million to $10 million to make the centre a larger sports club and community centre.

The federal election is the perfect time to seek the extra funding.

A larger sports club would contain:

  • An indoor stadium to meet the demand for basketball, netball and other indoor-based recreation.
  • Facilities for football, tennis and cricket
  • A gym, change rooms, kiosk and expanded car parking.
  • Two-storey building with function spaces
  • A neighbourhood centre delivering a range of community programs.

There will also be facilities for the dog club.

An expanded centre would create jobs and local business opportunities while providing a home for up to 1000 players of various sporting codes.

How you can help

Your support is vital to winning federal funding for Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club.

Attend a public rally

Marion Council is staging a rally to demonstrate the community support for an expanded Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club.

The details are:

Location Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club, Bradley Grove at Mitchell Park.

Date Sunday, April 7

Time 11am

The rally will have speakers and barbecue.

Please join us and send a clear message to our federal politicians.

Lobby your local Boothby politicians

People power helped fix the Oaklands Crossing intersection last federal election in 2016.

We need your support again this election to send a message to our local politicians campaigning in the federal seat of Boothby.

Contact your local Boothby candidates and let them know you want a better centre:

Spread the word

We want as many people as possible to hear about the campaign.

Share our social media posts and tell your family and friends about the need to upgrade the sports and community club.

Background

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 be 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:

  • Options for soccer pitches and a BMX track in the south.
  • Indoor multi-purpose stadium.
  • Edwardstown Oval Upgrade.
  • Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club upgrade.

Project status

  • On 8 December 2015, Council endorsed the Mitchell Park and Community Club site as the preferred location for the development of multi-purpose indoor sports facility and the integrated development of facilities for existing sporting clubs and dog club and the development of a community centre to replace the Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre.
  • The concept design for Mitchell Park Sports Community Centre is complete.
  • At the General Council meeting on 28 June 2016 Council endorsed a four indoor multi-purpose courts and new community centre concept design and a funding commitment of up to $9.875 million.
  • On 12 February 2019, Council re-committed up to $10 million towards re-developing Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club. The size of the redevelopment will depend on government funding.

Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre artist's impression

City of Marion Contact:
Birgit Stroeher 
City Activation