Barossa United Football Club Funding12 Feb. 2021
Around 450 players and members at Barossa United Football Club are set to benefit from a $4 million upgrade of soccer facilities at Nuriootpa Centennial Park.
Mayor Bim Lange said an additional artificial pitch with lighting, changerooms and clubroom facilities will benefit both the club and wider community.
Council is investing $3 million in the project while the Federal Liberal Government is contributing $1,034,462 as part of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant Program.
“Growing grassroots sport and participation is a key deliverable of The Big Project, and we can only achieve that by investing in high quality, accessible community infrastructure,” said Mayor Lange.
Mayor Lange said it was important to deliver upgrades at multi-use sporting hubs like Nuriootpa, which supports soccer, AFL, cricket, netball and tennis.
“This vital Commonwealth funding brings us another step closer to developing the Barossa as the best sustainable regional sports event tourism destination in South Australia,” he said, “and is perfect timing to capitalise on the growth of the game as Australia jointly hosts the Women’s Soccer World cup with New Zealand in 2023”.
Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the funding is supporting local jobs and businesses, and boosting the economy during COVID-19.