Morton Road Sports and Community Hub

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub

The City of Onkaparinga is working with the local community, state government and the Roger Rasheed Sports foundtion (RRSF) to transform Morton Road Reserve into a sports and recreation hub.

With combined funding contributions from the City of Onkaparinga, state government, and the RRSF, we have $3.1M funding for an exciting first stage of the project to deliver a great place for play and skate and adventure.

The Sports and Community Hub will deliver a skate park, multi-use tennis/netball courts, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbeque facilities, basketball node, irrigated lawn areas and toilets.

The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation provides free sports coaching and mentoring programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and needs the right facilities to do this. We are working with the Foundation to look at ways we can expand these sports and mentoring programs, so we can reach more children through sport.

Elements that are yet to be funded include two additional tennis courts, lighting to extend the park's hours of use, outdoor exercise equipment and a running track.

Construction Commencing

We are excited to inform you Council has approved for construction to proceed with on-ground works scheduled to commence 16th of November 2020. Works will be staged with completion anticipated late 2021.

We had originally planned for works to commence early next year due to COVID-19 restrictions and contractor availability. However, with easing restrictions, borders opening and a change of contractor availability we are able to start work earlier than scheduled.

As a first step our contractor Convic will commence construction of the Skate Park. The remaining works including the tennis courts and the playspace will be tendered late November, and construction is anticipated to commence late February 2021 after the Skate Park is completed.

We will continue to keep the community informed as construction progresses.

Community Engagement Outcomes

Over the last few months we have been working on the design of Morton Road Sports and Community Hub. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our final concept design and provided ideas to make Morton Road Sports and Community Hub the best it can be and a place you want to visit.

The feedback has been analysed and incorporated into the final design to create an amazing space for the community. You can review the engagement report here.

Morton Road Sports and Community Hub

The City of Onkaparinga is working with the local community, state government and the Roger Rasheed Sports foundtion (RRSF) to transform Morton Road Reserve into a sports and recreation hub.

With combined funding contributions from the City of Onkaparinga, state government, and the RRSF, we have $3.1M funding for an exciting first stage of the project to deliver a great place for play and skate and adventure.

The Sports and Community Hub will deliver a skate park, multi-use tennis/netball courts, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbeque facilities, basketball node, irrigated lawn areas and toilets.

The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation provides free sports coaching and mentoring programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and needs the right facilities to do this. We are working with the Foundation to look at ways we can expand these sports and mentoring programs, so we can reach more children through sport.

Elements that are yet to be funded include two additional tennis courts, lighting to extend the park's hours of use, outdoor exercise equipment and a running track.

Construction Commencing

We are excited to inform you Council has approved for construction to proceed with on-ground works scheduled to commence 16th of November 2020. Works will be staged with completion anticipated late 2021.

We had originally planned for works to commence early next year due to COVID-19 restrictions and contractor availability. However, with easing restrictions, borders opening and a change of contractor availability we are able to start work earlier than scheduled.

As a first step our contractor Convic will commence construction of the Skate Park. The remaining works including the tennis courts and the playspace will be tendered late November, and construction is anticipated to commence late February 2021 after the Skate Park is completed.

We will continue to keep the community informed as construction progresses.

Community Engagement Outcomes

Over the last few months we have been working on the design of Morton Road Sports and Community Hub. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our final concept design and provided ideas to make Morton Road Sports and Community Hub the best it can be and a place you want to visit.

The feedback has been analysed and incorporated into the final design to create an amazing space for the community. You can review the engagement report here.