Sports and Community Facility Planning

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 being 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.


Edwardstown Oval Soldiers Memorial Ground

Edwardstown Oval artist impression

Above image: Edwardstown Oval Soldiers Memorial Sports and Community Centre artist impression

The project includes:

  • New sports and community centre with function rooms
  • Extensive viewing areas over the bowling greens and oval
  • Upgrade of the cycling track around the oval
  • Upgrade of Memorial Gardens where Dawn Services are held

For more information visit the Edwardstown Oval Soliders Memorial Ground project page.


Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre

Mitchell Park artist impression

Above image: Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre artist impression

Marion Council is seeking Federal and State Government funding for 50 percent of the costs of the $19.75 million redevelopment of Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre.

Plans include an indoor recreation facility with multi-purpose courts for sports including basketball and netball, a two-storey community centre, gym, function area and café.

There will be facilities for football, cricket, rugby, tennis and the Dover Gardens Dog Club.

For more information visit the Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre project page.



A new $3.5 million BMX track is set to be built in O’Halloran Hill, boosting facilities for local riders and attracting world class events.  

Marion and Onkaparinga Councils have each agreed to contribute $750,000, while the State Government has committed $2 million to build the Union Cycliste International (UCI) facility.

The land at Majors Road is currently owned by the State Government and was chosen because it provides a suitable noise buffer from the surrounding residential area. It also links to mountain bike networks being planned by the State Government.

The track will be named the Sam Willoughby BMX Track in honour of the Olympian medallist and world champion who hails from the City of Marion.


  • Council is working closely with the Football Federation SA.
  • Investigations into land availability are underway.
  • Council will be assessing interim works to improve the existing Soccer facilities in the region. 


Tennis and Netball
  • Council requested a review of all tennis and netball facilities to be conducted.
  • On 14 June 2016 Council resolved a three month consultation process with Tennis SA and existing clubs be conducted. 
  • A joint Tennis SA and City of Marion letter(59 kb) was sent to all existing clubs in City of Marion.
  • A update letter(119 kb) from Mayor Hanna was sent to all existing clubs in City of Marion.


Further information

Georgie Johnson
City Activation
Phone: 8375 6679