Mount Pleasant’s Old Talunga Park was redeveloped with a $ 525,000 land and lighting upgrade as part of the major project.
The Barossa Council project was supported by a contribution of $ 197,000 from the Marshall State government through the Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility.
Four courts were transformed into full-size courts with new surfaces and sports flood lighting was installed to increase sporting opportunities, including for local netball and tennis clubs.
Mayor Bim Lange said the improvements were good news for local clubs.
âHigh quality courts and LED floodlights not only create a safer playing environment, but also expand the opportunities for people to participate in competitive and social sports,â said Mayor Lange.
âIt gives clubs an opportunity to grow, recruit, increase their income and be sustainable.
âMount Pleasant is a tight-knit community and we know these improvements will also benefit those in the wider community who access Old Talunga Park for recreation and recreation. “
Schubert MP Stephan Knoll said the improvements had been a priority for local sports clubs and would help increase participation as well as the growth of local clubs.
“These improvements are long overdue and will be a boon to the Mount Pleasant tennis and netball clubs, who have worked hard for this result,” said Mr. Knoll.
âThe Mount Pleasant Netball Club has grown steadily since its revitalization in 2017 after a 10-year hiatus, and these improved facilities will only help it continue to grow and prosper.
“This is supported by the commitment of the netball and tennis clubs to provide significant financial support to this project, for which they are to be highly commended.”
Mayor Lange said it was another example of the state government and major sports organizations working with the council to achieve positive community health outcomes.
In a separate project facilitated by the Mount Pleasant Show Society and supported by the Council, the Mount Pleasant Show Office was also modernized to meet contemporary standards of community use.
Mayor Lange said the shared use facility has been identified in the Talunga Park Master Plan and supports its function as a hub for community activity.
The project is jointly funded by the Council and a Commonwealth grant of $ 124,000 from the Regional Farm Show Development Grants program.