Angas Recreation Park Redevelopment, Angaston

The Barossa Council has officially opened a $3.34 million redevelopment of recreation facilities at Angas Recreation Park, another milestone in the delivery of The Big Project.

The new clubrooms, changerooms, multi-use junior oval and cricket nets at Angaston have created more opportunities for people to participate in sport and recreation, addressing the enormous growth of grassroots sports across the Barossa region and the need for female-friendly facilities.

The facilities are also accessible to the wider community, providing state-of-the-art spaces for community activation and socialisation.

Council has worked closely with SACA, SANFL and grassroots sporting clubs to ensure Barossa facilities meet contemporary standards, and this project is Council’s largest investment to-date in a regional sporting ground.

Along with the $2.1 million investment by Council, the project was supported by a State Government grant of $881,000 through the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing. Angaston Football Club also contributed $330,000, with Council facilitating a community loan via the LGFA.

Barossa Mayor Bim Lange said the new facilities meet Australian standards and create new opportunities to attract high-calibre sporting events to the Barossa, such as the 2023 SANFL Country Championships.

“This upgrade has been a major undertaking and we thank our club and community representatives, contractors and peak bodies who have all supported our vision of the Barossa as a premier regional sports event tourism destination,” said Mayor Lange.

“We’re thrilled to see the community actively enjoying the new facilities and oval for organised sport and everyday use, providing a huge boost to community health and wellbeing.”

The redevelopment was officially opened in March 2022 as part of The Big Project.

The Big Project is the Barossa region’s largest and most ambitious community infrastructure project. It provides a blueprint for investment in recreation, culture and social infrastructure over a 35-year horizon.

 Information provided by Heidi Helbig, Team Leader Communications and Engagement, The Barossa Council

 Photo credit: Kristi Schultz