Background

In 2014 the City of Onkaparinga funded a strategic planning review. This was performed by Tredwell Consultants and as part of the review a Willunga Recreation Park Asset Management Plan (August 2014) was produced. This highlighted that major upgrades were required to WRPI facilities. The report identified WRPI facilities are aging and need significant investment for upgrade and expansion to meet current and future needs of WRPI users and comply with modern standards.

The Redevelopment Project involves a major upgrade of the WRPI built facilities to provide a modern multi-use sporting, active recreation and community hub.

Willunga Recreation Park is the major community facility for the local area and currently there are 21 sporting, community, social, educational and arts and culture clubs and groups based at the park. (Refer Appendix 1: List of WRPI clubs, organisations and groups).

WRPI experiences high usage throughout the year from these organisations and there is a demand for more modern contemporary facilities to meet their member’s needs. In addition WRPI facilities are available for hire by a host of casual one-off community users. It is estimated that there are in excess of 400,000 visits, both users and casual visitors, to Willunga Recreation Park each year.

The Redevelopment Project will provide all users of the WRPI, including sporting, cultural, and community groups, with modern up-to-date facilities able to cater for increased numbers of users and attract additional major events.s of WRPI users and comply Background

In 2014 the City of Onkaparinga funded a strategic planning review. This was performed by Tredwell Consultants and as part of the review a Willunga Recreation Park Asset Management Plan (August 2014) was produced. This highlighted that major upgrades were required to WRPI facilities. The report identified WRPI facilities are aging and need significant investment for upgrade and expansion to meet current and future needs of WRPI users and comply with modern standards.

The Redevelopment Project involves a major upgrade of the WRPI built facilities to provide a modern multi-use sporting, active recreation and community hub.

Willunga Recreation Park is the major community facility for the local area and currently there are 21 sporting, community, social, educational and arts and culture clubs and groups based at the park. (Refer Appendix 1: List of WRPI clubs, organisations and groups).

WRPI experiences high usage throughout the year from these organisations and there is a demand for more modern contemporary facilities to meet their member’s needs. In addition WRPI facilities are available for hire by a host of casual one-off community users. It is estimated that there are in excess of 400,000 visits, both users and casual visitors, to Willunga Recreation Park each year.

The Redevelopment Project will provide all users of the WRPI, including sporting, cultural, and community groups, with modern up-to-date facilities able to cater for increased numbers of users and attract additional major events.with modern standards.

The Redevelopment Project involves a major upgrade of the WRPI built facilities to provide a modern multi-use sporting, active recreation and community hub.

Willunga Recreation Park is the major community facility for the local area and currently there are 21 sporting, community, social, educational and arts and culture clubs and groups based at the park. (Refer Appendix 1: List of WRPI clubs, organisations and groups).

WRPI experiences high usage throughout the year from these organisations and there is a demand for more modern contemporary facilities to meet their member’s needs. In addition WRPI facilities are available for hire by a host of casual one-off community users. It is estimated that there are in excess of 400,000 visits, both users and casual visitors, to Willunga Recreation Park each year.

The Redevelopment Project will provide all users of the WRPI, including sporting, cultural, and community groups, with modern up-to-date facilities able to cater for increased numbers of users and attract additional major events.

Project description

The Redevelopment Project requires investment for a major upgrade of WRPI built facilities to provide a modern multi-use sporting, active recreation and community hub.

In 2016 WRPI Executive Committee engaged lead consultant Stallard Meek Architects for the architectural development based on the Tredwell Report. Stallard Meek Architects have developed an innovative and exciting design for a sporting and recreation multi-use hub estimated at a value of $4.5 million. The redevelopment build will be phased over three stages which will allow WRPI facilities to remain open for the duration of the Redevelopment Project. WRPI facilities are an important sporting, recreational & social hub for the region and it is critical the refurbishment and extension be undertaken in manner that allows it to remain open and available as much as possible. Estimated timings are:

  • Stage 1 is planned to commence in November 2017 and be completed by February 2018.

  • Stage 2 is estimated for completion in 2020.

  • Stage 3 is estimated for completion in 2021.

The Festival Hall was built in 1979 and the Sports and Social Club in 1982. These were identified as needing an upgrade to provide modern up-to-date facilities, ensure the facilities meet current building and WHS standards and cater for expanding usage of the facilities.

The Redevelopment Project will involve the upgrading of the following facilities:

  • Provision of Female Changerooms and new toilet facilities which will be accessible to all WRPI users

  • Upgrade of the stadium floor

  • Insulated, acoustic cladding in the stadium

  • Removal and replacement of the existing toilets

  • Provision of new kitchen facilities

  • Extension of the Sports and Social clubrooms

  • Expansion of the stadium to include a multi use room

  • New entrance and exposure of the current breezeway as an entertainment area

  • Landscaping of the rear area of the Festival Hall including the relocating of the War Memorial and creation of an Anzac path

  • Landscaping the area behind the Sports and Social Clubrooms including the provision of additional toilets

  • Provision of Wi-Fi access for all participants and visitors to the precinct.

Financial costs

The estimates of the Project Costs are:

  • Design Costs $200,000

  • Construction Costs

    • Stage 1 $1,200,000

    • Stage 2 $1,800,000

    • Stage 3 $1,500,000

    • TOTAL Construction Cost $4,500,000

Funding

How we propose to obtain the funds for the development

Grants

We are and will be applying for grants from all levels of government

  • Federal

    • Via RDA and other sporting grants that may be offered

  • State

    • Department of Sport and Recreation

    • Department of Infrastructure

    • Department of Education

  • Council

    • Grants or loans

  • Donations

    • Australian Sports Foundation – tax deductible donations

  • Fundraising

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You can also submit a manual donation by printing the form click here and forwarding it to Willunga Recreation Park as per instructions on the form