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Morphettville Park Sports Club (Kellett Reserve)

The redevelopment of the Morphettville Park Sports Club will provide appropriate quality sports club rooms and community facilities to cater for generations to come.

  • The new amenities will be delivered to AFL guidelines and specific female facilities
  • The redevelopment will require the closure of the existing amenities for a number of months with temporary facilities provided onsite for football during the 2019 football season. Cricket will be relocated to the Women's Memorial playing fields.
  • The designs will be for facilities that address environmentally sustainable initiatives and resourse efficient through design, construction, operation and maintenance
  • The redevelopment of the MPSC will require a partial closure of Quinn Street to enable the footprint of the building to be expanded to include the new amenities
  • Public Art

Funding of $500,000 has been provided by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing through the Female Facilities program, together with $50,000 from SANFL to provide female facilities at the club whilst upgrading the associated amenities.

The City of Marion will provide further funding of up to $2.293 million to build clubroom facilities which will comprise a new function space and bar facilities, AFL compliant change rooms and associated amenities. The expansion of the building footprint will require the partial closure of Quinn Street between Denham and Regan Avenues. Construction is to commence in June 2019.

Why is the centre being upgraded?

The facilities cannot meet the needs of the expanding club or the local community.

The changing rooms are more than 50 years old and in poor condition. There are no female changing rooms for the club’s more than 160 female Australian rules footballers or visiting players.

Facilities do not meet AFL guidelines.

Women’s football is one of Australia’s fastest growing sports with more than 6700 players registered in South Australia.

When will building work begin?

Construction is expected to begin in June 2019 and take about nine months.

What times will building work be undertaken?

The site will be under construction five days a week, Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm.

How will construction dust and noise be managed?

The contractor will seek to minimise dust, noise and water runoff in accordance with environmental standards. A water truck will be onsite to dampen dust.

How will local roads be affected?

Disruption will be kept to a minimum during construction. We aim to notify households around the centre via letterbox drop if we need to temporarily close a road or divert traffic for an extended period of time. Speed limits may also be reduced to keep building workers safe.

Will the oval be used for games during the 2019 season?

Football games will go ahead on the oval as usual. Temporary facilities will be provided during the redevelopment. Cricket will relocated temporarily to the Women's Memorial playing fields.

Will the new oval lights need to be relocated?

The lights that have recently been installed will not have to be relocated.

Will the telecommunication tower be relocated?

The tower will remain at its current location.

Will environmental considerations be included in the design?

The design will incorporate environmentally sustainable technology and ideas, including solar panels.

Is car parking being addressed?

A traffic management study has been undertaken by Council, which identified that there is sufficient car parking provisions to meet the requirements for the facilities. The eastern car park on Denham Avenue will, however, be expanded and resealed to provide additional off street car parking.

Is the Oval being realigned?

Following community consultation in December 2018, council resolved to proceed with a partial closure of the road reserve on Cobham Avenue to realign and provide a regular shaped oval. Two way traffic will be maintained along Cobham Avenue.

Work will commence in October 2019.

Will there be a viewing platform?

A viewing platform is not being considered as part of the upgrade. For a platform to be compliant, a lift or ramp would need to be installed to provide equitable access, which is not within the scope or project budget.

Contact : Carla Zub 8375 6600