Major recreation investment for the Barossa19 May 2023
The Barossa Council has made a major investment in the future of recreation and sport with a significant land purchase at Lyndoch.
The purchase of land from Burge Family Winemakers will enable the future expansion of sporting facilities adjacent Lyndoch Recreation Park, including a full size second oval, netball courts, changerooms and office and canteen facilities, subject to funding.
Mayor Bim Lange says the $1.6 million land purchase will future-proof sports and recreation in our southern communities.
“We’ve been consistently working towards this goal for many years. We are absolutely thrilled to make this acquisition facilitated by Burge Family Winemakers, and we thank them for being open to supporting our community and future generations,” Mayor Lange said.
“The land purchase not only supports the relocation of Barossa District Football and Netball Club to Lyndoch, but also caters for future population growth resulting from the Concordia development.
“Additionally, it will provide year-round access for athletics, tennis and netball who have had shared-use arrangements of facilities at Lyndoch Recreation Park.”
The new facilities will complement those in Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston, making the Barossa a genuine destination for sports and tourism events, in line with Council’s delivery of The Big Project.
“It also opens up new opportunities for investment at Queen Victoria Jubilee Park in Williamstown as an adventure and tourism destination.
“This land purchase is a long-term investment in the future of our region and we look forward to the opportunities it will create through increased participation in sport and as an economic driver for our region.”
The land purchase was made official on Friday at a signing ceremony performed by Mayor Lange and Kirk Zeng representing Burge Family Winemakers.