Port Pirie Regional Sports Precinct
It all began with a sports-mad town, tired facilities and the need for a community hub.
Taking the town’s passion for sports and turning it to an economic drawcard, the Port Pirie Sports Precinct was born.
A lot of hard work and good financial management by Port Pirie Regional Council has brought this dream closer to becoming a reality.
Careful consultation with the sporting community has ensured that the Precinct has been thoughtfully constructed to allow a multitude of activities to happen at the same time.
Taking the Precinct to the next level is the addition of the Function Centre, or Community Hub. The Community Hub will offer up a range of opportunities for the Precinct, transforming it from a series of combined sporting fields into a major event facility with the ability to strengthen the region’s economy.
With its close proximity to the Northern Festival Centre, the new facilities will increase the overall capacity and complement what is already available, opening it up to opportunities for major conferences, expos, trade fairs and events to be hosted in Port Pirie.
When completed the Port Pirie Regional Sports Precinct will include two ovals, two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, a Cricket pitch, a Gymnastics auditorium, three squash courts, a Bowls and Croquet Greens, an indoor pool and paddling pool as well as a multi-function Community Hub and a range of associated facilities.
The Port Pirie Regional Sports Precinct project is expected to be completed by late 2018.
We’ve heard a lot of buzz, and now it’s starting. New years are about new beginnings and Port Pirie’s Central Business District has begun 2017 with a transformation.
Construction works commenced on 9 January 2017 on Florence Street between Norman and Alexander Streets, and in Alexander Street between Florence and Ellen Streets. The CBD remains open for business throughout and the rejuvenation is expected to take 16 weeks to complete.
Everyone will enjoy the new look tree-lined streets, which will provide shade, help to drop the temperature down as well as operate as an effective windbreak.