A Picket Fence Around Unley Oval? Have Your Say before 25th July

As you may be aware, over the past eighteen months the City of Unley has been investigating options for the upgrade of the Unley Oval Precinct. At the Council meeting on 24 February 2014, Council resolved to proceed with community consultation in relation to the possible installation of a white picket fence around the oval playing field.

Installation of this fence would mean that it would no longer be necessary to erect temporary fencing for Sturt Football Club home games. As well as providing safety benefits, the fencing would enhance the “English village green” feel of the oval. The fencing would also provide comfort to other users of the oval, knowing that the public is protected from their activities.

In the event that the fence is endorsed, construction will be subject to securing partial funding from an external grant source, and also reaching an agreement with Sturt Football Club.

The oval would remain available for community use during times that no structured sporting activity is underway. There would be no need to walk further than 25 metres to gain access to the playing surface as the fence would have openings at a maximum spacing of 50 metres. The gates on those openings would only be closed when structured sporting activity is underway.

The suggested fencing features metal powder-coated pickets with rounded tops to ensure the safety of oval users. A proposed concept plan will be available to view at:

  • the area between the McKay Grandstand and Oatey Grandstand at Unley Oval,
  • the foyer of the Unley Council Civic Centre
  • the Goodwood and Unley Libraries,
  • the Goodwood, Unley, Clarence Park and Fullarton Park Community Centres and
  • also on Your Say Unley at www.unley.sa.gov.au

You are invited to give us feedback on this proposal, by:

  • registering and leaving your feedback on Your Say Unley at www.unley.sa.gov.au
  • writing to ‘Unley Oval Picket Fence Consultation’, PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061, or
  • emailing pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au

Your feedback is welcomed until the close of business on Friday 25 July 2014.


rel=author Lachlan Clyne





0427 132 494



Categories: Community in Unley, Sports in Unley

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