A major redevelopment of the Southern Fleurieu Community and Sporting Complex at Victor Harbor Oval is now complete, improving local sporting facilities for the South Australian region.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the redevelopment has delivered a premier facility complete with new clubrooms, a community meeting room and function venue.
“The complex, which supported 32 jobs during construction and a further three local jobs, will cater for a range of sports and attract visitors and players to the region,” Mr McCormack said.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the complex, home of the Victor Harbor RSL sub branch and Victor Harbor Football Club, provided the perfect place for meetings and social events for the ex-service community and the community more broadly.
“With a multipurpose function room that caters for up to 200 people, the complex will serve the neighbouring Victor Harbor High School, other sporting clubs and the general community,” Mr Chester said.
Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the redevelopments at Victor Harbor Oval will bring the local community together.
“This project attracted significant in-kind contributions of volunteer labour and materials from club members for the highly anticipated community facility, making it a great example of community cooperation in action,” Senator Ruston said.
South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the facility will cater for a range of sports with new change rooms, treatment rooms and other amenities.
“The complex will encourage locals to engage with sporting activities and hone in on their skills while among friends,” Mr Whetstone said.
This project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government investing $500,000 through the Community Development Grants Programme and $101,200 through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the South Australian Government $240,000 and Victor Harbor RSL and Football Club Incorporated $567,891.