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The Big Project

The Big Project is the Barossa region’s largest and most ambitious community infrastructure project. It provides a blueprint for our investment in recreation, culture and social infrastructure over a 35-year horizon.

Our vision is to deliver jobs and growth in our community and provide health and wellbeing outcomes that will genuinely transform the Barossa. The Big Project is embedded in our Long Term Financial Plan and is premised on attracting third-party funds to deliver infrastructure upgrades.

Project sites

Over the past three years, Council has undertaken master planning and detailed design for each of the project sites. Information including masterplans, timelines and funding is available at Your Say Barossa and from the below links.

Current priorities

We have adopted the next phase of The Big Project priorities at a value of almost $39 million. This is underpinned by almost three years of research, assessment and engagement:

Project Capital Summary
Angas Recreation Park $3.353M Junior oval, club room/change room and show hall upgrades relocate cricket nets
Murray Recreation Park $145K Alterations to toilet, pavilion, shower and laundry block
Nuriootpa Centennial Park $4.1M artificial soccer pitch with lighting, changerooms and clubroom facilities
Southern Barossa Hub $6.968M 4x turf pitches, oval surface/widening, lighting, club room/change room upgrades, relocation of rugby
Stockwell Recreation Park $1.64M Change Room facilities, spectator viewing, BMX track
Talunga Park & Old Talunga Park $2.872M Tennis and netball court redevelopment, equestrian stabling and linkages, caravan park upgrades
Tanunda Recreation Park $6.918M Clubrooms, new playground entrance, junior oval, cricket net relocation

We're also considering an aquatics strategy, with community consultation taking place in 2021. The $10.7 million Barossa Creative Industries Centre to activate arts, culture and tourism outcomes remains a top priority and we continue to apply for grant funding.

Key completed projects

  • Barossa Adventure Station and Angaston Railway Precinct $2.6 million
  • Tanunda Show Hall redevelopment $1.7 million
  • Tanunda Oval lighting and electrical capacity upgrade $647,675
  • Nuriootpa Centennial Park changeroom facilities $940,000
  • Nuriootpa Centennial Park cricket nets $109,000
  • Lyndoch Recreation Park oval upgrade, lighting and cricket nets $615,000

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