Brighton Oval Redevelopment

15 Aug 2018 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby) (13:53): The Brighton Oval complex is one of the largest sporting precincts in southern Adelaide. Combined, the Brighton football, cricket, rugby and lacrosse clubs have around 1,400 players before we even start to count club volunteers, family members and spectators. Unfortunately, the clubrooms, grandstand and general facilities are outdated, too small and, in some cases, even unsafe, restricting growth and participation across the site.

Thankfully, a plan to redevelop the Brighton Oval complex will see it turned into a state-of-the-art sporting and community hub. This will benefit our community in Brighton and surrounding suburbs like Glenelg, Marion, Warradale, Hove and Seacliff. The plan for the precinct includes new clubrooms and change facilities for each of the sporting groups to accommodate the huge growth in junior and female participation across all codes. But that's just the start. Stage 2 of the plan will focus on community recreation and shared-use facilities, including a multi-use pavilion, play space, fitness hub and half basketball court. I have been working with the clubs and the City of Holdfast Bay since before I was elected.

I fully support this upgrade to see the Brighton Oval complex update, given how important it is to our community. I congratulate the City of Holdfast Bay and my state colleagues Corey Wingard and David Speirs on their commitment to the project to date. I'm working hard with everyone to ensure that this project is delivered for my community.