Community groups and sporting clubs are an integral part of this community.
That’s why I’m pleased that the $25M Grassroots Grants Program has now been expanded to include all sports, a key feature of the 2020/21 State Budget.
I’m also glad to announce that 26 sporting and community clubs in Waite received funds of up to $3,000 to help purchase equipment as part of the Active Club Program Round 49.
These important funds will assist grassroots organisations and I’m excited to see the new equipment being used in the community.
Community groups have had interrupted seasons, less fundraising opportunities and have certainly showed resilience overcoming the challenges posed by COVID19.
However, there is much to look forward to in 2021, with three major works projects currently going through their due processes:
- $2.8M Karinya Reserve Sport Facilities upgrade for the Sturt Lions Football Club
- $2.1M Kingswood Oval Sport Facilities upgrade for the Unley Jets Football Club & Gunners Cricket Club
- $668K Sport Facilities upgrade for the Coromandel Valley Ramblers Cricket Club
I look forward to working with the above groups to ensure these projects achieve community consensus and can be enjoyed by all.
These projects will provide much-needed economic stimulus to our local communities, whilst also developing the function of community space to allow the enjoyment of sport to prosper.
In our community, we’ve celebrated so many fantastic sporting achievements and developments. Before the COVID outbreak, I was proud to be at the unveiling of the Hewett Oval Development ($500,000) and the Blackwood Football Club Modular Uni-Sex change-rooms ($456,000).
These initiatives provide new facilities for Sturt Lions Football Club, Blackwood Tennis Club, (Woods Panthers) now South Adelaide Netball Club, Coromandel Cricket Club, and respectively, the mighty Woods Blackwood Football Club.
It is fantastic to see these new facilities being used and enjoyed by so many.