Port Adelaide unveils major precinct development plans for Alberton

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70sDinosaur

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It's been many years since I've been to Alberton but I remember in the old days that space to the east of the oval was nothing more than a muddy, sh*t-filled wasteland.

To call it a "public park" is a bit like calling a Big Mac an item of food - technically correct but not really a proper use of the word.
 

JimmyBC

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There's actually a proper park about 50 metres from this patch of grass anyway. A park with 2 playgrounds, tennis courts and about 5 times more grass to let your dog sh*t on. Then if you keep walking about another 300 metres you arrive at an equally big proper park. These people are just sh*t stirrers
A few KFC vouchers would take care of those nuffies.
 

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Nothing really new here but the timing of this may be in response Caleb Bond's anti-development piece.

"The club will continue to engage the local community with regards to the development and is currently exploring funding options with key stakeholders."

 

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Stop deforestation 😂? I love me a forest, but the habitat of the rare albertonian bogan is not in danger here.

Reminds me of that famous saying:

'One swallow doth not a summer make, yet fourteen trees yields a forest.'
 

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Nice comeback by Richo and the marketing team to address the whinging by local residents.

Make it clear that we are in the middle of the prescribed consultation and planning process with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, so people complaining now is normal, talk about meeting community junior sporting needs and get quotes from the relevant sporting bodies about the need for the facilities and what these facilities will do for the sports and finish off with - the club will continue to engage the local community with regards to the development and is currently exploring funding options with key stakeholders.

In the FAQ section the club sets out the steps taken and process to go thru at these 2 questions

Have any community engagement sessions been held for local residents?
Yes, the Club undertook a voluntary community engagement information session on 15 February at 6:30pm.

The information session was held at the Cheltenham Community Centre. The information session............

What are the next steps?
There is a prescribed community consultation process which is part of the Development Application process. Residents have the opportunity to engage in this process.................................

And here is a list of what the club is doing. I don't think the full list has been presented in this thread before.


The proposed re-development includes;
  • Upgrading player changeroom facilities in the Fos Williams Family stand to cater for women’s football and AFLW training and match days
  • Upgrading and enlarged player training, gym and rehabilitation facilities to provide space and dedicated facilities for women’s sport
  • Expansion of the indoor training space to include the provision of two indoor basketball courts, which will be used by junior basketball teams (West Adelaide Bearcats Basketball Club) out of PAFC training hours
  • In line with Council/other relevant body requirements, more off-street parking to ensure all PAFC player and administration requirements are off-street and also inside the precinct to minimise resident disruption
  • The dis-used croquet club, reserve and existing car park upgraded to a soccer pitch to provide additional formal training space for the football club. This pitch will be used by the North West Junior Soccer Association on Saturday mornings for primary school soccer. On event days at Alberton Oval (SANFL or AFLW) this space will be used as car parking, as it is currently. Outside of these uses, it remains open green space for the community, but improved
  • Landscaping and vegetation will be updated to include mature trees
  • The Lone Pine monument is not impacted in any way.
  • Upgrade of the social club to:
  • Include an interactive museum which captures the 150 year story of the Port Adelaide Football Club and its connection to the local community
  • Provide an expanded retail experience
  • Enable relocation of the sports bar, bistro and conference / function room upstairs to capitalise on the views out over Alberton Oval, with the city and vista of the Adelaide Hills in the background
 
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Nice comeback by Richo and the marketing team to address the whinging by tenants.

Make it clear that we are in the middle of the prescribed consultation and planning process with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, so people complaining now is normal, talk about meeting community junior sporting needs and get quotes from the relevant sporting bodies about the need for the facilities and what these facilities will do for the sports and finish off with - the club will continue to engage the local community with regards to the development and is currently exploring funding options with key stakeholders.
Is that the sound of Peter Sausage deflating that I can hear.
 

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