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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 and clubs will be appropriately relocated to alternative facilities
  • 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

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 $1.5 million to build new change rooms and associated amenities, and refurbish the existing clubrooms with the expansion of the building footprint undertaken through the closure of Quinn Street. Council has requested the project progresses to design and documentation, with community consultation at 30% design phase.

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 early 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 and cricket games will go ahead on the oval as usual. Temporary facilities will be provided for sports teams during the redevelopment.

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 is currently underway to assess traffic and pedestrian movement around Kellett Reserve.

The study will review the car parking requirements for consideration by Council.

Is the Oval being realigned?

Investigations are considering the realignment of the oval to meet current AFL guidelines. The investigations will consider any impacts to car parking and surrounding roads.

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