New Sporting & Community Facilities in Lightsview

A fantastic announcement from the State Government and Council today, that the government will gift 1.7 hectares to Council at Lightsview for the development of a new basketball stadium with other community facilities.

This is something I have been working on for over 17 years, and I would personally like to thank Dana Wortley MP, who once again has delivered for her electorate, and our Council staff who have been working behind the scenes on this one for some time.

Not only will this become the new home for the North Adelaide Basketball Club who desperately need it, but it can also encompass other sports, and I also hope it can include a new Community Centre to replace the Hillcrest Community Centre which is way beyond capacity, as well as a Men’s Shed which we need in the area.

There is also my motion at Council from 2014 where I called for this facility to include a community swimming pool – I have heard nothing of this since from Council staff.

The Council Press Release is attached for your interest. Council staff will no doubt start a community consultation phase soon to see what facilities the community desire, but we also need some Federal and/or State Government funding to build the centre too!

But once again, thank you and congratulations to Dana Wortley MP who has been the real catalyst behind this fantastic deal.

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