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Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre

Building a better Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club

Marion Council has committed $10 million towards this redevelopment with the Federal Government contributing a further $5 million as part of their pre-election pledge to rebuild the facility.

A larger sports club would contain:

  • Two indoor courts for basketball, netball, volleyball and other recreation.
  • Facilities for football, tennis and cricket
  • a fitness area, change rooms, kiosk, expanded car parking
  • 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.

Public Rally

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.

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.
  • On 12 February 2019, Council re-committed up to $10 million towards re-developing Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club. the Federal Government has committed $5 million as part of the 2019 Election

Milestones

Community Consultation

During 2017

Lobbying for Partnership funding

During 2018

Funding commitment confirmed

(Council $10M and Australian Government $5M)

First half of 2019

Tender for Architectural team

Nov – Dec 2019

Design phase

Jan – June 2020

Development approval and Documentation for construction tender

June – Nov 2020

Construction Phase and new facility commissioning/fit out

Jan 2021 – Feb 2022

Facility opening

First Quarter of 2022

Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre artist's impression

City of Marion Contact:
Birgit Stroeher
City Activation

To receive updates and stay informed on the project please follow the link to : Making Marion MPSCC