Marion Council committed $10.74 million towards the Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre redevelopment, with the Federal Government contributing a further $5 million as part of their pre-election pledge to rebuild the facility. The State Government provided grant funding toward the external courts of $250,000.
The Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre has been operational since 25 June 2022 and can now be booked for functions, corporate meetings, and sporting use. The facility now contains:
This expanded centre will create jobs and local business opportunities while providing a home for up to 1000 players of various sporting clubs.
More than 200 people attended a public rally at the club in April 2019 as part of Council’s campaign to build a bigger and better facility.
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:
Lobbying for Partnership funding
Funding commitment confirmed
(Council $10M and Australian Government $5M)
First half of 2019
Tender for Architectural team
Nov – Dec 2019
Jan – June 2020
Development approval and Documentation for construction tender
June – Nov 2020
Construction Phase and new facility commissioning/fit out
Dec 2020 – June 2022
|External tennis and netball courts||September 2022|
City of Marion Contact:
To receive updates and stay informed on the project please follow the link to : Making Marion MPSCC