The City of Whyalla has released a draft plan for a future sporting complex.

The City of Whyalla is planning for the future and part of that plan includes improved sporting facilities for the city.

planA draft proposal plan has been prepared, and was recently released, to upgrade Bennett Oval on McDouall Stuart Avenue to a multi-purpose sporting facility.

Projects of this magnitude, with an estimated cost of $14m, don’t happen overnight and need a process of due diligence from your council to make sure your rates are spent wisely and the necessary external funding is obtained to alleviate pressure on rate payers.

A vital part of this process is public consultation … we need to know what you think.

Council’s STARCLUB Field Officer Alberto Salatino is leading the team that prepared the sporting plan and said council was now keen to get reaction from Whyalla residents.

“The City of Whyalla recognises the importance and role of the Bennett Oval in the sporting, recreational and cultural identity of the community,” Mr Salatino said.

“It also recognises the area as a key parcel of open space and in conjunction with the Whyalla Football Association and the Whyalla Cricket Association, is developing on a master plan to create a vision for the site as the premier events space in Whyalla which will also cater for structured sport and recreation outside of this use.

“Council is now keen to hear your views regarding the master plan.”

The full draft plan can be viewed at

To have your say on the plan, council has put together a survey which can be found at

Copies of this survey can also be obtained at the front counter of the council offices in Civic Building on Darling Terrace and at the Public Library on Ekblom Street. The survey is open until 5pm on Friday, December 1.

You can also check out some of the virtual reality concepts of the proposed facility:




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