What are the benefits of enhancing the sporting infrastructure in Tuthangga (Park 17)?
How would a new facility impact on the use of Tuthangga (Park 17)?
Tuthangga (Park 17) is characterised by its large open playing fields to the south with significant areas of remnant native vegetation and upper reaches of the Park Lands Creek network moving northward. Any proposal for sporting infrastructure needs to be cognisant of the diverse landscape characteristics of Tuthangga (Park 17).
Whilst Council has not committed to the hockey proposal, the proposed location of a new facility, being within the open playing fields zone, will impact directly on the existing operations of current licensees/sub-licensees and their significant training and competition programs. As such, existing lease/licence arrangements would change.
Albeit small in the context of Tuthangga (Park 17), the proposed fenced hockey facility will reduce open areas available for informal recreation.
The addition of two artificial turf hockey pitches will increase demand on car parking around Tuthangga (Park 17).
Has Council determined what sports facilities will go into Tuthangga (Park 17)?
No. Council has not made a decision in relation to what sports facilities will go in Tuthangga (Park 17). There is no commitment to this hockey proposal beyond undertaking an initial community engagement as a first step in determining the feasibility of co-locating multiple hockey clubs in Tuthangga (Park 17) and the associated impacts.
What is a community sports hub?
What is a regional sports area?
Why is Council considering this proposal?
The City of Adelaide 2016-2020 Strategic Plan includes two relevant objectives:
• ‘Enhance the role of the Park Lands in increasing levels of physical activity and wellbeing through formal and informal sport and recreation opportunities’; and
• ‘Deliver sport and recreation activity hubs consistent with the Active City Strategy and Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy'.
This proposal is consistent with the Active City Strategy and Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy and is a priority project in Council’s Sports Infrastructure Master Plan (SIMP).
What is an artificial/synthetic turf hockey pitch?
Hybrid (dressed) – artificial turf that is partially filled with sand (or other material). These provide an improved playing surface due to the absence of sand close to the playing surface. Require 90 tonnes of sand per pitch. Generally used for hockey.
Water based – artificial turf that is unfilled and played on ‘wet’ to keep the ball on the surface, provide some controlled foot-slide and reduce friction burns from falls. Requires an extensive sub-surface irrigation system. Most often used for hockey.
Why can’t Adelaide Hockey Club change the type of surface they have in Kurangga (Park 20)?
Why are two hockey pitches proposed in Tuthangga (Park 17)?
Two pitches enable at least two hockey clubs to utilise the facility and allow some capacity for growth in participation in the future.
Has car parking been considered?
Why is a new building proposed?
What opportunities are there to minimise the environmental impact of new sports facilities in the Park Lands?
What will happen to existing user groups?
Who currently holds the lease/licence over this area?
Pembroke College is the current lessee of the building in the south east corner of Tuthangga (Park 17), which would be removed if the hockey proposal proceeded in its current form. Pembroke College is also the licence holder of all of the open playing fields in Tuthangga (Park 17). Touch SA, along with a number of other community sports organisations, sub-licence the fields from Pembroke.