04 Feb 2019 Media release

Community and sports club members in north-east Adelaide can now access a range of sporting and community facilities all in the one place following a huge redevelopment of the Campbelltown Memorial Oval.

Federal Member for Sturt, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, who attended yesterday’s opening, said the new hub will cater to sports clubs across a variety of codes in addition to providing fitness stations, an improved oval and lighting for night-time training and matches.

“By consolidating existing facilities and bringing neighbouring clubs together, this multipurpose community space will be a one-stop shop for people to get active in their neighbourhood,” Minister Pyne said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal and National Government’s almost $5 million investment in the project has delivered a much-needed piece of community infrastructure.

“Community and sporting infrastructure is the lifeblood of thriving suburbs and regions and by investing in local communities we are also creating new economic opportunities, with more than 200 construction jobs supported by this project,” Mr McCormack said.

Campbelltown Mayor Jill Whittaker said the project would significantly assist the expansion of female participation in both cricket and football with the newly created female-compliant change rooms whilst all community groups would also stand to gain from the project.

“The new two-storey building will cater for families, promote social clubs and provide a home for a number of community groups and activities, whilst honouring the legacy of the freedom fought for during World War II, leading to the establishment of the Campbelltown Memorial Oval” Mayor Whittaker said.

This $9,978,772 project was jointly funded by the Liberal and National Government and the City of Campbelltown.