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Morphettville Park Sports Club (Kellett Reserve)

The $3.7 million upgrade includes demolishing the existing clubrooms and building a larger facility with four change rooms, kitchen, bar, and community function area for up to 200 people.

Building work will be undertaken by South Australian company Sarah Constructions.

The key stages are:

  • 8 July 2019 - scheduled permanent closure of Quinn Street from Regan Avenue to Denham Avenue to allow for new clubrooms
  • Commence early July 2019 - demolition of clubrooms
  • 4th August 2019 - ground breaking ceremony
  • October 2019 - commence oval realignment
  • March 2020 - projected project completion, in time for football season

The clubrooms will meet AFL standards and include two female changerooms.

The project will create 27 new jobs during construction.

The upgrade is funded by $3.223 million from Council, $500,000 from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing and $50,000 from SANFL.

View redevelopment here : Time lapse camera

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 July 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 South Western light post will be relocated to allow for the new oval.

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

carla.zub@marion.sa.gov.au