City of Salisbury reaches next step in transforming Salisbury Oval precinct

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The Salisbury Oval precinct is set to receive a $2.7 million upgrade in order to meet the current and future sporting and recreational needs of the community.

Councillors last night unanimously endorsed the amended Salisbury Oval Master Plan following a recent community consultation process.

Council will now proceed with the detailed design and construction phase for recreational facilities and landscaping along the Brown Terrace portion of the oval, taking into account suggestions from the community regarding what they would like to see included in the space.

“The Salisbury community has strongly demonstrated its desire to hold onto our open space at Salisbury Oval, and Council has listened,” said Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM.

“We understand the importance modern sporting and recreational facilities play in enhancing community wellbeing, offering greater opportunities for people of all ages to participate, and ensuring Salisbury is a great place to live.

“The rejuvenation of the Salisbury Oval, along with the development of the new Bridgestone Athletics Centre just down the road, will cement Salisbury’s status as a progressive and flourishing city that continues to expend its provision of recreational and sporting experiences for its expanding community.”

Also under the Plan, the former St Jays site – which makes up part of the Oval Precinct – and land purchased by Council from the Salisbury Bowling Club will be retained.

This land will be used to expand opportunities through future recreational, commercial sporting uses and /or commercial health and wellbeing services for the aged care and sports medicine sectors in line with the Salisbury City Centre Renewal Strategy.

A report regarding options for the future use of the St Jays site will be presented back to Council by April 2020.