Adelaide Oval rent goes to community sport

Community sport and recreation clubs in regional South Australia will be winners out of the Adelaide Oval deal.

The Stadium Management Authority (SMA) will have to pay rent for Adelaide Oval under Liberal amendments passed in the Legislative Council last night.

The rent commences at $200,000 and builds at $200,000 per year capped at $1 million. It is then indexed to CPI.

The amendments also require the money to go to community sport and recreation, not to Treasury.

The money will be placed in the Sport and Recreation Fund and will fund the Active Club program. This program is state-wide and available to all community sport and recreation clubs except those with poker machines.

“This is a great outcome for community sporting groups in Flinders and the rest of regional SA,” Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said today.

“In my contribution to the debate I spoke of the importance of grassroots sports to the social fabric of regional communities such as ours.[1]

“Many of my constituents told me they were concerned about the massive expenditure on the Oval, so it’s great that more money will flow through to local sporting clubs.

“I’d like to acknowledge the Shadow Treasurer Iain Evans and all my parliamentary colleagues for ensuring these crucial amendments were passed


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