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Breathing new life into the Salisbury Oval Precinct

Submissions close at 05:00PM on Friday 09 December 2016

The City of Salisbury has an exciting vision to revitalise the Salisbury City Centre to attract more people to live, work, learn, play and invest in our City. This includes breathing new life into the Salisbury Oval Precinct, which is home to a number of thriving sporting and community clubs, and located close to the heart of the City Centre.

The City of Salisbury has developed the Draft Salisbury Oval Master Plan, which has been prepared to guide development of the area as a safer, more attractive and vibrant place for sport, passive recreation and residential development. It will mean things to do for all ages, new outdoor parks and walking trails, improved access to the Salisbury City Centre and a place where residents and visitors will want to spend time.

Read on to find out more about the Draft Master Plan, the opportunities identified to make Salisbury Oval an even greater place to live, play, travel through and spend time, and how you can provide feedback to Council.

Vision for the future

Community feedback from consultation in 2015 has helped to shape a vision for the Salisbury Oval, which for the area to become:

A high quality integrated precinct that provides a complementary mix of amenities including a premier sporting facility, open space, community services and residential areas which are accessible and have strong links to the Salisbury City Centre and surrounding areas.

The Draft Master Plan has been prepared based on four key themes, with a range of specific objectives and actions to support the realisation of the vision for the area:

  • open space
  • movement
  • built form
  • social and economic

Key elements of the draft Master Plan include:

  • construction of a new change room facility for football and cricket, incorporating new public toilets
  • upgrade of the existing grandstand
  • demolition of existing public toilets and storage sheds
  • retention of a full size AFL and cricket oval
  • planning for a future indoor training facility (subject to future funding and business case)
  • upgraded playground at the existing site on Brown Terrace
  • retention of existing statement gum trees
  • demolition of the St Jays recreation centre
  • construction of a mix of 1-3 storey housing on several sites around the oval precinct
  • new entrance, roundabout and road into the Precinct, off Brown Terrace
  • upgraded footpaths and landscaping of existing streets around the Oval Precinct
  • installation of new CCTV security within the area to improve safety

A full summary of the project and consultation can be downloaded here

How to provide feedback

Feedback is being sought on the draft Master Plan until 9 December 2016. This is your chance to provide feedback on the planning work completed to date to inform any changes or adjustments to the Plan before it is presented to Council for a decision in February 2017. You can provide your feedback by doing one of the following:

  • Completing our online survey.
  • Filling in and submitting a feedback form. Click here to download, collect from the Council Office at James Street, Salisbury, or call Council on 8406 8222 if you would like a copy of the form posted to you.
  • Attending the ‘Community Conversation Café’ out the front of the Len Beadell Library at 55 John Street, Salisbury, between 3pm and 6pm on Thursday 24 November. There will be information about the Draft Master Plan, staff available to answer questions and opportunities to provide your feedback.
  • Prepare a written submission and forward it to:

        John Harry, Chief Executive Officer
        City of Salisbury
        PO Box 8
        Salisbury SA 5180

 If you wish to lodge a submission electronically, please email city@salisbury.sa.gov.au, with the subject 'Salisbury Oval Precinct'.

What happens next

A lot of work has already been completed on the broader Salisbury City Centre revitalisation project. Following the closure of consultation on the draft Master Plan Council will consider community feedback, make amendments where necessary and consider the Master Plan in February 2017. Once the master plan is endorsed the work can really begin.