New Indoor Recreation Centre at Lightsview
Thanks to years of lobbying by Councillors, Council staff, Basketball SA, Disability Sports SA and maybe a few others I don’t know about, and the final successful push to the line by local MP, Dana Wortley, in 2016 Council was finally offered some land at Lightsview by the State Government for our new Indoor Recreation Centre.
In early 2017 Council will be asking the community what facilities they would like to see in the centre, with the only guaranteed facilities at the moment being the relocation of the North Adelaide Basketball Club from their current woeful site at Hillcrest.
To help in the estimated $18M investment in this centre (subject to facilities chosen of course), it is expected that Council will be looking to sell the current site of the Rockets.
Personally, I have long pushed for a pool in the area, even if only a smallish one. That will be dependant on what happens to the one at the Strathmont Centre (my inside word is that it will be demolished) and the one at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (booked solid).
Even though Council and I can’t guarantee what you or anyone may ask for may occur at the site, subject to basketball, what would you like to see in our new indoor rec centre?
Please tell me below!
*Picture above is from a recreation centre in the USA and may not be similar to the eventual Lightsview Centre!