Media response - Aldinga Sports Park

Published on 11 March 2021

Response to The Advertiser.

  • Planning to do a little update yarn on the Aldinga Sports Park today. Could you please send through some comment from the mayor about how the project is progressing, what it means for the area, etc.

Comments attributed to Mayor Erin Thompson

Last month’s decision by Council to approve the Aldinga Sports Park Master Plan was a significant milestone for the project.

This plan sets the vision for the site over the next 15 years and beyond, meeting increasing demand for sport and recreation in the community, so it’s fantastic to see it get the green light.

We received lots of constructive feedback from residents in November and December, with much of it focused on increasing greening, ensuring enough car parking, concerns about increasing traffic, user safety and adequate connections with cycling and pedestrian pathways through the site.

We’ve made changes to the master plan in response to this feedback, which will inform the detailed design process for the implementation stages.

Overall community feedback was supportive of the vision for the Sports Park, including the initial $4.71 million upgrade (now underway) and the longer-term vision, which includes a proposed regional play space and skate park.

Works are progressing on Stage 1 of the project, with reconstruction and resurfacing of the netball courts more than 50 per cent complete.

A construction tender to build a three-lane fully-enclosed cricket net will be released in the coming weeks, after council was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.

A tender for the civil, services, soccer pitch and sports lighting works is also expected in the next few months.

You can view the master plan at council’s Your Say page.