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Developing a new Sports Facility Strategy - June 2022

Sport plays an important part in the lives of many people in the Playford community. Whether playing, volunteering or spectating, sport improves connection, builds skills and creates friends for life.

 Council’s role is to not only support clubs, but to provide, maintain and upgrade sports facilities across the city.

 To make sure our community has access to the courts, ovals, pitches and club rooms it needs, the City of Playford is preparing a new Sports Facility Strategy. It is a long-term planning document that will not only identify facility requirements for sport in Playford, but provide guidance on how to best respond to potential changes such as participation rates and trends in sport.

  As we develop the plan, we want to hear from our community about the issues and opportunities for our sports facilities and your ideas for the future. Hearing from our community is important to ensure the strategy we develop best responds to your needs.

Engagement on the strategy runs from Tuesday 07 June until Friday 8 July, 2022.

  To share your views click here to find a link to an easy-to-use survey.

You will also find a handy discussion paper, which is a good place to start if you’re looking to understand more about sports facilities in Playford, why we plan for sports facilities and trends in sports. 

What happens next?
The information we gather will help Council prepare the draft Sports Facility Strategy. The community will have the chance to comment on the draft strategy before it is finalised.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Brian Delaney, Council’s Sport and Recreation Planner, at or on 8256 0333.  


The Aquadome is an iconic northern landmark that provides a variety of recreation and leisure activities for our community, including:

  • 50m, 25m and leisure pools with beach entry and water features
  • 110m waterslide
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Group fitness room
  • Creche
  • Cafe

Since its redevelopment in 2009, the Aquadome has seen an increase in facility usage, including increased family participation with over 30% of members on a family membership, and a 50% rise in senior’s programs.

The Aquadome is owned by the City of Playford and is managed by BlueFit.

John McVeity Centre

The John McVeity Centre, part of the Playford Wellbeing Hub, delivers a range of programs, sports and services to support community physical, social and mental health and wellbeing. The initiatives will include a focus on supporting young people, families and older residents to stay socially connected and active, with a focus on wellbeing through food, physical activity and other health and wellbeing supports.

Playford Bowling Club

This bowling club is the largest undercover lawn bowls complex in the Souther Hemisphere! Established in March 2018 and located on Goodman Road, Elizabeth, the Playford Bowling Club is great for all ages to get into lawn bowls.

The centre includes modern clubrooms with three undercover artificial pitches, as well as a commercial kitchen and bar space, providing opportunities for event hosting and hospitality.

Playford City Tennis Centre

Home to a 26-court international-standard Plexipave facility, the Playford City Tennis Centre is perfect for beginners to professionals! Since opening in 2017, it has hosted the ATP Men’s Challenger, ITF Women’s Future tournaments, and Tennis Australia sanctioned ATP Gold events.

Also available for public use, the Centre is home to the Playford Tennis Club, which has seen increased membership since the facility’s opening. A free public court is also part of the facility and open to all from the community to use.