May 20, 2010

Funding for Prospect Oval redevelopment

Funding for Prospect Oval redevelopment

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

May 20 2010

The Rudd Labor Government will provide $1.75 million for redevelopment of the grandstand at Prospect Oval in Adelaide.

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, and Kate Ellis, Member for Adelaide, made the announcement in Adelaide today with the Mayor of the City of Prospect, David O’Loughlin.

Mr Albanese said that the project is expected to support 75 jobs during construction, as well as another 10 jobs over the longer term.

“It’s worth over $3.6 million in total, delivering a real boost for the local economy.

“This is about creating jobs in the local economy today while delivering lasting benefits for the community,” he said.

Ms Ellis said that local residents, sporting groups, footballers and spectators will all benefit from the redevelopment at Prospect Oval.

“Importantly, this redevelopment will provide dedicated facilities to support Indigenous player development including players from Port Augusta,” she said.

“The oval is home to the North Adelaide Football Club and this redevelopment will provide first class infrastructure to support the team and local sporting groups.”

The City of Prospect project which is expected to include:

  • Redevelopment of the existing under-utilised grandstand;
  • Construction of a brand new function area and gym facility; and
  • Use of energy and water saving devices, environmentally friendly building materials and sustainable landscaping.

Mr Albanese said that the funding was part of the Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, which was delivering a record $1 billion for nearly 5,000 projects across the nation.

“Across Australia, we are building and modernising community facilities in partnership with local government to support the economy while building community infrastructure for the future,” he concluded.

The funding is conditional upon the council formalising a contract with the Government and meeting relevant conditions.