Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council is in partnership with the State Government to deliver an exciting multi-purpose community recreational facility in the new suburb of Lightsview. The project’s inception follows negotiations for the transfer of the land from State Government (a portion of the former Ross Smith Secondary School site) to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

Mayor Gary Johanson said: “There’s been a recognised shortage of indoor facilities in the eastern part of our council area and this development will remedy that. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is keenly focused on ensuring our community has convenient access to opportunities for enhancing health and wellbeing, and inclusiveness.”

It is intended that the facility will be used by a variety of sporting and community groups (with a key focus on basketball), but may also include other indoor sports such as wheelchair sports, netball and futsal. The facility will also include areas for community meetings, events and activities.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has recently completed its investigation into the needs of the community in relation to this facility. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield will now be taking the findings of this first stage of consultation to proceed with the concept design, in collaboration with key stakeholders. Once concept design options have been developed we will be seeking input from stakeholders and the community.

Project Site

The site for the new indoor recreation hub is part of the former Ross Smith Secondary School site located on the corner of Hampstead Road and East Parkway in the new suburb of Lightsview (refer to location map below).

What is proposed for the Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub?

Preliminary investigations for the facility have indicated the need for a minimum of four indoor courts (basketball/multi-use courts) and associated amenities like change-rooms, toilets, kiosk, storage facilities, etc. Other sports, activities and programs are to be considered for the facility, which will be confirmed following further consultation with stakeholders and the community. The facility will also include areas for community meetings and activities.

Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub - Map

Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub - Map

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

We recognise the importance of hearing from our community to ensure this facility meets the needs of our community both now and into the future.

A key part of this project is engagement with stakeholders and the community. A number of consultation stages will be undertaken as this significant project is planned, designed and developed.

The first stage of the community consultation (context and needs research) has been completed. The full findings report from this stage of the consultation can be read below.

We will now be working with key stakeholders to understand their needs in relation to the facility. Once we have developed an initial design we will be seeking feedback on the designs and how they could be used by the community.

How can I get involved?

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Feel free to also get in touch by sending us an email to lightsview@portenf.sa.gov.au or by writing to us at PO Box 110, Port Adelaide SA 5015

 

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Summary

Stage 1 - Preliminary Investigations
  • Site investigations - Environmental / Soil / Stormwater Investigations
  • Site surveys to be conducted as required
  • Investigations into State/Federal grant funding opportunities
  • Preparation of Community Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) with sport and recreation groups
Stage 2 - Community Stakeholder Engagement & Concept Design
  • Implementation of Community and Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Concept Design stage commences
  • Feasibility study and Prudential consultant engaged
  • Ongoing community & stakeholder engagement
Stage 3 - Design Development & Development Approval
  • Schematic Design and Design Development stage commences
  • Traffic and parking assessments conducted as required
  • Prudential Report presented to Council Elected Members
  • Development Application submitted - Planning
Stage 4 - Design Documentation
  • Detailed Design Development stage commences
  • Full Construction drawings and Documentation finalised
  • Full Development Approval received
Stage 5 - Tender for Construction
  • Open Tender for Construction is initiated
  • Construction of the facility is planned
  • Construction commences on site

FAQs

What is proposed for the Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub?
Preliminary investigations for the facility have indicated the need for a minimum 4 indoor courts (basketball/multi-use courts) and associated facilities like change-rooms, toilets, kiosk, storage facilities. More specific details will be considered further in consultation with stakeholders and the community. The facility will also include areas for community meetings and activities.

Will car parking be included in the proposed development?
The development will included a considerable number of car parks. The number and location of parking will be determined during the development of the designs for the site.

What is the expected cost of the new building?
The cost of developing such a facility (building only) is estimated to be in the order of $18M. Further detail of estimated costs will be provided as the designs for the facility are developed. City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council is investigating external funding opportunities to assist in the delivery of the project.

What will happen to Hillcrest Stadium?
Council has previously noted that Hillcrest Basketball Stadium is in poor condition and requires replacement. As part of this project Council is investigating potential disposal of this site to help offset the cost of developing the new Indoor Recreation Hub.

What sports will the facility provide?
It is intended the facility will be used by a variety of sporting and community groups, including basketball but may also include other indoor sports such as wheelchair sports, netball and futsal. In early 2017 Council will be seeking Expressions of Interest from sport and recreation groups interested in using the Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub.

Are there opportunities for local/ state / national sporting events to be held at the new facility?
The Council intends to work with sporting and non-sporting stakeholders to identify opportunities to bring events to the facility.

Will there be opportunities for businesses to operate at the facility?
Council will investigate the feasibility of this option as part of its planning process.

Will there be a crèche available at the facility?
Council recognises that crèche facilities would provide great opportunities for parents and grandparents with young children to participate in activities at the facility and will consider this in its planning.

Will the facilities be accessible for people with a disability?
Yes, the facility is required to be compliant with the DDA

However, Council will aim to build a facility that is inclusive and accessible to all, providing opportunities for people to enjoy this exciting new facility including programs and services available within the centre.

Will there be outdoor facilities?
At this stage we are not considering outdoor facilities.

Will the facility include a swimming pool?
There is clearly a strong level of interest for aquatic recreation in this area. The original scope and purpose of this project was to address the documented shortage of indoor courts in the Eastern part of our City, and the finding in the Western Adelaide Sporting Facility & Demand Study (jointly funded by the Cities of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield and West Torrens, Adelaide Shores and the Office for Recreation and Sport) - summary report presented to Council for Information (14-07-2015) that:

"Hillcrest Stadium (multi-use indoor courts) – the facility requires replacement; alternative locations for the re-development of multi-use indoor courts should be considered due to existing site constraints".

The report further comments that:

Currently there is not a high need to expand indoor aquatic provision in the region, however, a more detailed needs analysis should be conducted to determine future indoor aquatic sport demands and needs.

Furthermore Recreation SA is preparing a Statewide Swimming Pool Audit and Master Plan which will inform PAE Sports Development Plan. A key action from which states:

Subject to Recreation SA’s ‘Statewide Swimming Pool Audit and Master Plan’, review the potential future requirements to deliver additional aquatic facilities (e.g. swimming and diving pools). Work with the private sector, neighbouring LGAs and other service providers in the delivery of additional or enhanced aquatic facilities where feasible.

Therefore the Lightsview Indoor Recreation Hub Prudential Report has been developed for an indoor court based facility to meet the documented needs outlined above. The need for further aquatic facilities in the area is an ongoing conversation which will be informed by the completion of the 'Statewide Swimming Pool Audit and Master Plan' which will in turn inform our approach as a Council to understanding this issue in more detail and ensuring we meet the needs of the community in the most appropriate and effective way.

Swimming Pools within 5km radius of site  (408 kb)

When will the building be completed?
The project is still in the very early stages and estimated dates for the practical completion of the facility will be confirmed soon.

How can I provide comment or be involved in this project?
Council will be undertaking a number of community engagement activities in 2017. Further details will be provided in due course.

To be kept up to date with project milestones and community engagement activities you can subscribe above.

Feel free to also get in touch by sending us an email to  lightsview@portenf.sa.gov.au  or by writing to us at PO Box 110, Port Adelaide SA 5015

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