Morton Road Sports and Community Hub

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub - the park is now open! Click here to see a unique look at the park.

The City of Onkaparinga has been working with the local community, state government, commonwealth government and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation (RRSF) to transform the park on Morton Road in Christie Downs into a sports and recreation hub.

With $1.5M funding contributions from the City of Onkaparinga and State Government, a further $100,000 from the RRSF, and $400,000 from the Commonwealth Government we have the funding required for an exciting $3.5M first stage of the project which will deliver a great place for play, skate and adventure.

The sports and community hub has delivered a skate park multi-use tennis/netball courts, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a 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 fund more facilities that will expand these sports and mentoring programs, so we can reach more children through sport.

CONSTRUCTION NEARING COMPLETION

We are excited to inform you that construction is underway for all remaining site elements including the oval, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a basketball node, and lawn areas.

Works are being staged with completion anticipated late 2021.

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

NEW NAME FOR THE PARK

Based on suggestions from the community, the park has now been formally named by Council as 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' (see here).

An official opening for the park was held on 30 October 2021.


Morton Road Sports and Community Hub - the park is now open! Click here to see a unique look at the park.

The City of Onkaparinga has been working with the local community, state government, commonwealth government and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation (RRSF) to transform the park on Morton Road in Christie Downs into a sports and recreation hub.

With $1.5M funding contributions from the City of Onkaparinga and State Government, a further $100,000 from the RRSF, and $400,000 from the Commonwealth Government we have the funding required for an exciting $3.5M first stage of the project which will deliver a great place for play, skate and adventure.

The sports and community hub has delivered a skate park multi-use tennis/netball courts, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a 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 fund more facilities that will expand these sports and mentoring programs, so we can reach more children through sport.

CONSTRUCTION NEARING COMPLETION

We are excited to inform you that construction is underway for all remaining site elements including the oval, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a basketball node, and lawn areas.

Works are being staged with completion anticipated late 2021.

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

NEW NAME FOR THE PARK

Based on suggestions from the community, the park has now been formally named by Council as 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' (see here).

An official opening for the park was held on 30 October 2021.


Consultation has concluded
  • September 2021 Update

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  • June 2021 update

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    The team has been busy on site constructing the multiuse courts, stormwater basin, oval, footpath and public art sculpture.

    The works are on track to be completed by the end of September 2021.

  • Public art sculpture

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    The team has been busy on site constructing the multiuse courts, stormwater basin, oval, footpath and public art sculpture.

    The works are on track to be completed by the end of September 2021.


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    Public art sculpture 2



  • Footpath set out

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  • Footpath construction

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  • Oval grading

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