New roof and floor for Gawler sports

Article image - New roof and floor for Gawler sports A new roof and floor on the Sport and Community Centre are just the beginning for Gawler with a new grandstand planned for Gawler to come.

Town of Gawler has been granted $120,000 from the South Australian Government’s Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program as a contribution towards the replacement of the Gawler Sport and Community Centre Stadium roof.

This grant comes on top of $75,000 already received for resurfacing the main stadium floor in February.

Combined, the costs of these projects are estimated at $470,000, with Council contributing the remaining funds.

Works are expected to commence on the stadium roof in early 2019 and the floor in late 2019.

The projects are part of Council’s ongoing improvement program for the Gawler Sport and Community Centre.

Recent improvements include an upgrade to LED lighting in the Stadium and Pavilion and replacement of the Pavilion roof.  

Mayor, Karen Redman, said, “The Gawler Sport and Community Centre is a valuable asset for both Council and the Gawler Community with it attracting in excess of 130,000 visitors annually to various recreation and sporting activities.”

The Gawler Sport and Community Centre forms part of the Sporting and Showgrounds Precinct which will also see the construction of the Gawler Oval Grandstand Shelter in coming months.

As part of this project, Council is funding additional works valued at approximately $55,000 which include a balustrade for the Grandstand Shelter and the inclusion of an asphalt ramp and seating area to the terrace area to enable wheelchair access.

Combined, the above projects represent $835,000 in improvements to this sporting and showgrounds precinct over the past two years with Council’s financial investment in the order of $490,000.