Green light for Kingswood, Hawthorndene oval upgrades

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Green light for Kingswood, Hawthorndene oval upgrades

Two City of Mitcham projects will be fast-tracked after receiving funds under the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Round 3 Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program.

The State Government will contribute $700,000 towards a clubroom upgrade at Kingswood Oval, to include a match day office, unisex changerooms, umpire and medical rooms, increased storage, spectator viewing area and inclusive access lift.

The Coromandel Valley Ramblers Cricket Club has been awarded $326,000 to build a new modular multi-purpose sport complex with two unisex changerooms, umpire’s room, equipment storeroom and all-access toilet facilities at Hawthorndene Oval.

The Council has set aside funds for each project including $790,000 for Kingswood Oval and $212,000 for the Hawthorndene Oval redevelopment as part of its 2020-21 Budget.

Mayor Dr Heather Holmes-Ross said it was great news for the City of Mitcham community.

“These upgrades will provide a much-needed boost to our sporting clubs as well as generating employment and economic activity/ stimulating our economy.”

Coromandel Valley Ramblers Club life member Michael Jenner said the funds were welcome and would mean the Club would finally have its own space after 94 years.

“It’s absolutely brilliant, somewhere to hang up all the Premiership banners and pictures and just call home.”

Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard said: “We know it’s been an extremely tough few months for sporting organisations right across South Australia. To help clubs bounce back from the financial impacts of COVID-19, we brought forward Round 3 of the Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program.”