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.

Now that the project site has been confirmed, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is currently conducting further research to determine how the facility will address the needs of the community. This process includes extensive Community and Stakeholder Engagement which explores a variety of indoor sports that could be considered at the facility as well as seeking potential partnerships and various funding opportunities.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is also investigating other Federal and State Government funding opportunities to assist in the delivery of the project.

Once this stage is complete, the project will 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

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.

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.

How can I get involved?

Council will be undertaking a number of community engagement activities in 2017. Stage 1 of the consultation is now open. Complete the survey below to tell us what you think.

To be kept up to date with project updates and community engagement activities you can subscribe below. (Tick the Lightsview mailing list option)

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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Sport and recreation groups – Expression of Interests ‘Now Open’

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Sport and Recreation providers who require indoor sports facilities to establish, grow or develop your sport.

The EOI process will provide the opportunity to understand the potential stakeholders that can be considered for a long term partnership with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in establishing a state of the art indoor sports facility.

Although the project is only in its infancy, we aim to work closely with our stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes in the design and functionality of the new centre as well as meeting the needs and aspirations of the community.

If your club / organisation are interested please complete the following survey by Monday 13 February and we will be in touch.

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest.

For further information please email  lightsview@portenf.sa.gov.au.

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?
At this stage we are not looking to include a pool at the site.

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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