As part of Port Adelaide Football Club’s (PAFC) strategic vision for “Chasing Greatness”, it is proposing the re-development of the Alberton Oval precinct.
This re-development provides high performance training and recovery facilities, as well as changerooms to accommodate an AFLW team. PAFC will enter the AFLW competition in the 2022-23 season.
The project also includes two indoor basketball courts to be used by a community club, together with a natural turf soccer pitch for shared community use.
URPS has lodged the Development Application with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. This follows the extensive design work managed by John Kantilaftas of Austconserv and Leon Gouws of Hames Sharley, assisted by CIRQA, WGA, DASH, BESTEC, Oxigen and Arborman.
Council has released the planning application for public consultation. The PAFC welcomes community feedback that should be forwarded to Council. A video of the fly through is available on the PAFC website.
Given that the redevelopment impacts Council-owned land, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is seeking community comment on the associated update to its Community Land Management Plan (CLMP). Information about this process can be found here. The closing date for submissions on the CLMP is Friday 27 August 2021.
Club CEO Matthew Richardson says of the Alberton Oval precinct: This is not just our home, it’s our community’s home. This project is unique in that it provides elite sporting facilities and also connects community sport in the western suburbs – a gateway to the Port and the community with expanded use – that includes junior basketball and soccer. We’re going to bring other community groups in to use the Alberton Oval precinct and open up this fantastic space.