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YMCA SA to manage state-of-the-art St Clair Recreation Centre

10 September 2018

St Clair YMCA management announcement

Pictured: City of Charles Sturt CEO Paul Sutton, Mayor Angela Evans & YMCA SA CEO Haydn Robins

The City of Charles Sturt has entered into a partnership with YMCA SA for management of the iconic St Clair Recreation Centre when it reopens in early November.

YMCA SA was successful in their tender for the management of the Centre due to their extensive experience in delivering recreational and leisure services with a strong community focus. They are committed to providing high quality programs and services that are tailored to the demographics and needs of local communities.

YMCA SA will work closely with existing clubs and stakeholders who have a long history in using St Clair including Woodville High School and Woodville Warriors Basketball Club.

Click here for full details on the partnership with YMCA SA for management of the St Clair Recreation Centre.


St Clair building demolition begins

On Monday 23 October 2017 demolition of the existing St Clair Recreation Centre began, in preparation for the construction of the circa $26million revitalised six court stadium and regional outdoor play space.

Have a look at what our new Recreation Centre interior will look like:

The City of Charles Sturt is funding $15million of the works through our Long Term Financial Plan, and welcomes a $7.5million funding contribution from the Office of Recreation and Sport and a $4million funding contribution from the Department of Education and Child Development.

Watch the St Clair Precinct Revitalisation video here: https://youtu.be/NUd7I6GpXF8 

The revitalised St Clair Precinct will include

  • A brand new six court basketball stadium
  • Dedicated indoor roller skate area
  • Indoor function space
  • Indoor meeting spaces
  • Indoor café
  • Stadium gymnasium
  • Integrated heritage aspects
  • A brand new expansive play space including nature play and all ability inclusive spaces
  • New skate park
  • New recreation and picnic areas
  • New community use tennis courts
  • Improved car parking and pedestrian connections to Woodville Road, train station, St Clair suburb and Woodville High School

Our new recreation space will create a destination and focal point on Woodville Road, providing a range of new experiences for residents and visitors. The playground and facilities for young people will be one of the largest developed within the City, and will be of unique and world class design.

We will also upgrade and expand the existing playing fields, removing existing mounds and creating more flexible playing surfaces, adding in BBQ and picnic facilities. This will also open up the area allowing access and views across the area, integrating into the existing St Clair space.

State of the art recreation facilities, which will attract residents and visitors from Charles Sturt and all over metropolitan Adelaide, will be created to complement the new facility. Our Open Space Strategy, along with the Woodville Village Master Plan, has prioritised the upgrade, which will include an expansive play space, an event space, as well as cool new things like a skate park.

The building design has been undertaken with input from key stakeholders, user groups and community. The design addresses the shortage of indoor courts identified within the Western Adelaide Sporting Facility Supply & Demand Study and the aspirations of the community to see the heritage component of the building retained, enhanced and the centre expanded.

The building concept has been completed and can be viewed at St Clair Building.

The concept for the wider St Clair Recreation Precinct is now complete and has been endorsed by Council following extensive community consultation and feedback.

These works will follow the construction of the building and are expected to commence in 2018.

Make sure you look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Check out the live feed below to watch the demolition and construction in real time or go to the camera page directly: https://stclair.panomax.com/.

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