Council is seeking community feedback on sporting and recreation needs in the southern Barossa now and into the future.
The community consultation is part of a feasibility study into a Southern Barossa Recreation and Sporting Hub, also known as a mutli-purpose shared use facility.
Mayor Bob Sloane said localised population growth is driving the need to take a “big picture” approach to sport and recreation facilities in the south.
“There’s no doubt that with population growth comes a corresponding growth of our recreation and sporting clubs, some of which have outgrown their existing facilities,” he said.
“The purpose of the feasibility study is to gather information on current and future needs and determine if and how a multi-purpose recreation and sporting hub can meet those needs.”
The feasibility study will explore potential co-location of services and facilities at an existing site as well as a greenfield site.
It will also consider options to re-purpose sites that have traditionally been used for sporting activities to support tourism development in the southern areas, should the feasibility study support co-location.
“We know the southern Barossa has untapped tourism potential, particularly eco-tourism, and these are some of the things the study will focus on,” said Mr Sloane.
The first round of community consultation runs until November 5. The community will have a second opportunity to provide feedback on proposed options, most likely in early 2016.
If you or the sporting clubs or community groups you represent are interested, you can:
- take our online survey by clicking here
- download the survey by clicking here
- pick up a hard copy survey available from any Council branch office and return it to The Barossa Council, PO Box 867, Nuriootpa SA 5355
Please supply all details requested so we can make best use of the data, and limit survey responses to one per person.
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