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Funding boost for Glenelg Oval redevelopment

Thursday 25 June 2020
Funding boost for Glenelg Oval redevelopment

Stage 2 of the redevelopment of Glenelg Oval is one step closer thanks to a State Government funding boost of $487,000, in addition to funding commitments from the Federal Government and the City of Holdfast Bay.

The funds will be put towards the construction of two new unisex changerooms to be built on the south-western corner of Glenelg Oval as part of Stage 2 of the Glenelg Oval Master Plan.

The changerooms will be multi-sporting code compliant, as Glenelg Oval is home to both the Glenelg Football Club and Glenelg District Cricket Club.

The new facilities will also support the growth of women’s sport, increasing female participation and providing the ability for Glenelg Oval to host state and national events.

Also included in the development plans for Stage 2, which is estimated to cost $1 million, are new umpire amenities, a First Aid room, meeting space and storage facilities.

Glenelg Football Club has received a Federal Government grant of $300,000 from the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Program.

The City of Holdfast Bay has allocated $200,000 to support the project. This is detailed in the Draft Annual Business Plan 20/21, which has been out for community consultation.

Minister for Recreation and Sport Corey Wingard said the $487,000 State Government funding is from the Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program.

Stage 1 of the Glenelg Oval Master Plan will see the construction of new clubroom at the Holdfast Tennis Club, along with realignment of the tennis courts, improved lighting, car parking and landscaping.

Construction is currently underway and is due for completion by October 2020.