$8.5 million in new sporting infrastructure a step closer

Published on 21 January 2022

A group of  female Modbury Football Club players

About $8.5 million in new sporting infrastructure has moved a step closer, with news of $3.7 million in State Government grants for the projects.

“These proposed projects will boost our local economy during construction and will help to drive stronger participation in sports and recreation well into the future,” said Deputy Mayor Lucas Jones.

The funding is through the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Infrastructure Projects Grant Programs.

The projects were considered by Council at its meeting dated 18 January 2022. Read the report and meeting minutes

Modbury Sporting Club
The State Government has allocated $1.5 million to help fund the construction of new clubroom and new sports field floodlighting for the Modbury Sporting Club at Ridgehaven, with the Council to contribute $3.7 million toward the overall $5.3 million project.

The new clubrooms will include unisex changerooms, umpire rooms, function space and amenities and upgraded sports lighting for the oval.

Modbury Sporting Club is currently the home of Modbury Hawks Football Club and Modbury Cricket Club. 

Tea Tree Gully City Soccer Club
A new clubroom and four new change rooms are also on the way for the Tea Tree Gully City Soccer Club at Tilley Recreation Park, Surrey Downs.

A $1.5 million State Government grant will offset costs of the $3.3 million project, with Council to provide up to $1.8 million.

SA Districts Netball Association and Golden Grove Tennis Club 
The State Government and the Council will share the $750,000 cost to undertake these major sports lighting upgrades – each contributing $375,000.

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