Unley Publications : Unley Life Autumn 2018
06 Goodwood Oval’s grandstand will be upgraded thanks to a major funding agreement between the City of Unley, the State Government, the AFL and sports clubs. Under the arrangement, the State Government will contribute $2.5 million, the City of Unley will fund $950,000 and the AFL and sporting clubs will contribute $150,000 . The long fought for deal has been welcomed by local spor ting groups, particularly the Goodwood football and cricket clubs. Council has also committed funding towards the Millswood Tennis Complex, for a lighting upgrade, and the Millswood Croquet Club, for a new club building. Council will continue to seek funding oppor tunities to see the completion of these projects. City of Unley Sport and Recreation Planner John Wilkinson says design work for the grandstand will commence soon and construction is expected to start in late 2018. “ T he Goodwood Oval grandstand redevelopment aims to reinforce Goodwood Oval as one of the premier spor t and recreation facilities in the Adelaide metropolitan area, providing quality facilities to meet the needs for sport and the broader community,” Mr Wilkinson says. “ T he new grandstand will provide facilities to meet current standards for football and cricket, par ticularly for the needs of female participants, umpires, juniors and people with disabilities.” Key features will include new change rooms, a new public canteen, new public toilets and a mezzanine space, with a lift. President of the Goodwood Saints Football Club Craig Scott says the new facilities will be the “env y of the sporting community”. “It allows our club to continue to be one of the best community football clubs in South Australia. We will field 20 sides in 2018 for girls, boys, senior men and players with integration Standing ovation for upgrade Craig Scott (left) and John Wilkinson.
Unley Life Summer 2017