Friday, 29 July 2011 10:35

Adelaide Oval rent goes to community sport

Community sport and recreation clubs in 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 (28 July 2011).

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 the Morphett Electorate and the rest of the State,” Dr Duncan McFetridge said.

“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.

“The Liberal Party is a strong supporter of community sport and recreation and moved the amendments to ensure more money went to help local clubs.

“Sport and recreation are the heart and soul of local communities and we are delighted to have won them more money.”

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