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St Clair Recreation Centre Funding Boost

St Clair Recreation Centre Funding Boost

23 October 2017

The City of Charles Sturt today received a $4million funding contribution from the Department of Education and Child Development for the $26million revitalisation of St Clair Recreation Precinct.

Minister Susan Close and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, together with Mayor Angela Evans, attended the demolition launch of the St Clair Recreation Centre to announce the $4million funding contribution.

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 together with the $4million funding from DECD, taking the State Government contribution to $11.5million.

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

"This state of the art facility will provide a world class indoor recreation facility as well as a regional outdoor play space, future proofing the recreation needs for the western suburbs," Mayor Evans said.

"We are committed to building today for the city of tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing the precinct take shape into 2018."

"More than just a recreation centre, St Clair is a true community centre with an average of 2,400 people coming here every week," Premier Weatherill said.

"With this additional funding, more students will enjoy the benefits of a new facility - it will provide the foundations they need to excel in sports and performing arts and increase their connection with the local community. Growing up in the Western Suburbs, I have many fond memories of playing sport at St Clair. With this investment, the Precinct is able to grow with our changing and expanding Western Suburbs community," he said.

For more information contact Kristie Johnson on 0437 812 580.

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