Grassroots program to fund upgrade of Victoria Park, Jamestown


More than $6 million will be injected across South Australian grassroots sporting facilities to address critical infrastructure upgrades as part of Round 2 of the Marshall Government’s Grassroots Facilities Program.
Work will commence over the next six months and include projects such as construction of family friendly changerooms, lighting upgrades and playing surface improvements.
Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce that the Victoria Park Jamestown Management Committee Incorporated has been successful in obtaining funding of $400,000 towards new unisex change rooms.
Twelve projects across the state were recommended to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard by a panel made up of members from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing South Australian National Football League (SANFL), South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) and Netball SA.
Local Member Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP said, “this is a fantastic win for Jamestown and the surrounding district and I am pleased the project was recognised as a priority by the panel”.
“These upgrades will benefit current players and many others for decades to come.”
Minister Corey Wingard said in light of COVID-19 and its impact on sport, it’s now more important than ever to invest in the future of South Australian sport so it can emerge stronger on the other side.
“By getting these projects started, we’re giving these venues the best chance to bounce back from this pandemic by attracting more community sports participants,” the Minister said.
“The aim of the Grassroots Program remains the same – to develop core infrastructure which increases participation through the development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.
“We’re excited to see the outcomes of Round 2 where a $6 million investment will contribute to more than $27 million in project value.”
The majority of clubs and councils who apply are required to contribute at least 50% of the project costs and need to work with the ORSR, SANFL, SACA and/or Netball SA to produce the best application possible.
Applications for the Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program – Round 3, worth $5 million, are open now and will close Thursday, 30 April.
To apply visit the ORSR website