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SA's Next Great City continues progress

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SA's Next Great City continues progress
Published 9 April 2018
Building continues in SA's Next Great City, with sporting clubs taking control of the Eyre Sports Park last week.

Building continues in SA's Next Great City, with sporting clubs taking control of the Eyre Sports Park last week.

Sports Park almost ready to go Eyre Sports Park's club rooms have been handed over to the three sporting clubs moving into the brand-new facility.The Eyre Sports Park Association took control of the building last week, with the Central District Rugby League Club using the facilities as it prepares to commence its season.Progress is occurring on oval number two and the soccer pitch, with drainage and irrigation complete.

The facility’s other partners, Eyre Royals Cricket Club and Northern Wolves Soccer Club, will use the additional ovals as of their next seasons, starting from late 2018. Car park rising Motorists and other passers-by will notice further developments at the car park being built in the CBD of the North in Elizabeth as installation of pre-cast walls has begun.To ensure the safety of pedestrians the footpath on the southern side of Philip Highway has been closed, with signage in place to redirect them around the site.Progress is on schedule for an October completion of the facility, which is located on the northern corner of Main North Road and Philip Highway and is being partially funded by the State Government. More CBD of the North stories:Hotel drives Playford's tourism pushNew restaurants on Prince George Plaza's menu Work is just bowling along With synthetic sports turf nearly laid at the Playford Bowling Club, the construction program is edging towards completion, with an official opening in June.Upgraded fencing between the bowls club and Central District Football Club is being completed.Playford Bowling Club members are preparing to inhabit the new facility by May, meaning they will officially be playing there when the pennant season recommences in October.

Consultation continues on new Grenville A new purpose-built Grenville Community Connections Hub is to be constructed at the top end of Prince George Plaza (current fenced vacant lot).The new Grenville, a community centre for our residents aged over 50, will incorporate parking for mini buses and a garden.Tenders for the project’s design closed recently and an information session about the program was held for Grenville patrons late last month.With ongoing patron consultation, the aim is to commence conceptual design in April with detailed design to commence there-after. Further reading: Opening technology to all ages Housing support for NDIS clients An NDIS Disability Housing Forum was held at the Playford Civic Centre in March, addressing opportunities for Specialist Disability Accommodation in the region.This event was live-streamed via the City of Playford’s Facebook page, meaning people could access the information and provide feedback from the comfort of their home. ^^ A live feed of the NDIS Disability Housing Forum.

Panel members Caroline Holmstrom, Andrew Mills and Ben Norman provided informative insight into SDA opportunities and finance options.Topics included changing technologies around independent living, including concierge support, and financing options such as shared equity.

Further forums will inform the community and ensure they can network with professionals in the disability sector.