Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct

 

Background

This project has been a long held aspiration project for the Berri community and applications for funding go back over 30 years.

The project developed due to the need to replace the facility used by the Berri Youth Club which outgrew its current facility several years ago. Additionally, there was a need to upgrade local facilities for basketball and netball to an indoor facility.

Due to the proximity to the Glossop High School Senior Campus, Riverland Special School and Riverland TAFE, the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sporting Precinct (RRISP), would also include four classrooms, office space and storerooms to assist the learning pathways for local students.

After an number of years of refining design plans with the proposed user groups, Council was awarded $3.5 million from the National Stronger Regions Fund (December 2015). After undertaking final tender and due diligence processes, the project was given the final green light by Council in June 2016.

Regional Sporting Complex

The RRISP is to be constructed at Alan Glassey Park and will include indoor facilities for Gymnastics, Basketball, Netball, and cater for a range of other school and community sports activities.

Alan Glassey Park is the regional home for hockey, baseball and softball, and recently became the new home of the Berri Lawn Bowls club with the construction of an all weather structure over two synthetic rinks.  

 

Photo of Groundbreaking Ceremony

Official Ground Breaking (Aug 2016)

 

Project Status

Construction commenced in September 2016 and has progressed well. However, a setback was experienced with a severe storm which impacted across the Riverland in early November.

Unfortunately, trenches had been prepared for concrete pouring in the days leading up to the storm and these were inundated with the heavy rains. The Contractor endured a delay of two weeks to prepare the site again ready for concrete. As of January 2017 many of the concrete footings have been poured, utilities installed and wastewater plumbing completed.

During January to March the building frame and external cladding will be put in place and the full scale of the building will become evident. Anticipated completion is July 2017.  

Check back regularly for latest project news and progress images.

 

 

March 2017

The Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct reached a significant milestone last week with commencement of erection of steel columns for walls and roof.

27.3.17 This morning the shell of the stadium takes shape with the walls starting to be put in place, which will be followed by the roof being constructed.

Stadium wall1 

Stadium wall 2

November 2017

The warmer November weather provided perfect conditions for the contractors to lay the seal and ‘knead’ the bitumen mix down to provide the smooth road surface entry and exit to the facility. The sealing is one of the final major touches to the precinct project which is nearing completion.

Berri Stadium

 

Plan d ocuments

3D concept drawings(320 kb)

Proposed Stadium Floor Plan(433 kb)

 

 

Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct 6 July 2016

Media Release - The Council has unanimously voted for the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct project to go ahead within the 2016/2017 budget.

Media Release - Funding for the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct 6 July 2016

National Stronger Regions Fund delivers $3.5 million for the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct, a capital works project which will provide facilities aimed at providing a future for the Riverland.
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