Aldinga Sports Park unveils first phase of multi-million dollar redevelopment

The first phase of the redevelopment of the Aldinga Sports Park has been completed, with the unveiling of its newest upgraded amenities.

The inaugural phase of an extensive long-term project to revitalise Aldinga Sports Park has been completed, with the unveiling of its newest upgraded amenities.

Last week was the official opening, where local, state and federal governments, alongside sporting clubs and the community, joined to celebrate the milestone.

The completed elements of the project include a new hockey building, a turf senior-sized soccer pitch, and a new soccer clubroom equipped with modern amenities. Additionally, the upgrades feature improved access roads, car parking facilities, sports lighting, irrigation systems, and upgraded sporting facilities, including netball courts and cricket nets.

“What a proud moment to celebrate a range of upgrades that have made this much-loved place more enjoyable, functional, and inclusive for athletes, sports teams, and visitors alike,” City of Onkaparinga Mayor Moira Were said. “It’s testament to what we can achieve when community and all levels of government come together.”

The Aldinga War Memorial, a part of the long-term master plan, was also unveiled to the public on Remembrance Day 2023.

The funding for the project came from various sources, including contributions from local, state, and federal governments. The state government contributed $1.3 million towards the upcoming skate park with the support of Leon Bignell, Member for Mawson.

“The opening of the first stage is a triumph for teamwork. We have had the three levels of government working together and we have had the collaboration of all the sporting groups in the precinct. And together we have achieved so much,” Bignell said.

“Our growing area will soon have some of the best sporting facilities in the state thanks to this incredible investment and the vision of all the sporting clubs.”

Federal Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth, emphasised the importance of investing in sports facilities for the well-being of local communities.

“We know how important sports facilities are to local communities and these upgrades will support people of all ages participate in sport and have such a positive impact on mental and physical health,” Minister Rishworth said.

Echoing similar sentiments, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Katrine Hildyard, highlighted the power of sport in fostering community cohesion and well-being. It’s powerful in bringing people together, improving mental, physical, and emotional health.

As the Aldinga Sports Park upgrades continue to unfold, the community eagerly awaits the completion of the next stage, including the construction of a new skate park, scheduled for later in 2024.

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