Council sport facilities get a lift

Two Council-owned sport facilities received a facelift last week as part of Barossa Council’s extensive capital works program.

Council undertook significant work at the Tanunda Oval and Williamstown Netball Courts (Queen Victoria Jubilee Park) in an effort to greatly improve playing surface conditions.

For Council, the latest work at the Tanunda Oval represents a major investment with work undertaken to resolve ongoing drainage issues in the troublesome centre of the oval. Contractors installed new a mega-flow ag drain and pipe system around the centre square last week to alleviate drainage issues.

In addition to the work at Tanunda, a new asphalt playing surface was laid at the Queen Victoria Jubilee Park in Williamstown, in a joint project between Council and the Barossa District Football and Netball Club. The court resurfacing has resulted in a safer and smoother playing surface that will benefit local sporting clubs, community groups and visitors. 

Mayor Bob Sloane said the works undertaken further highlight Council’s commitment to invest in core services, including significant works earmarked at major recreation park ovals, as highlighted in the 2015-16 budget.