Council is pleased to officially launch the much anticipated Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston – a $2.5 million dollar project which is part of Council’s The Big Project, a 50 year infrastructure roadmap for the region.
The family friendly adventure facility features a one kilometre mountain bike trail, zip-line, accessible trampolines, bespoke tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles and serene picnic spaces.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be launching this facility, not only for our locals but for tourists to enjoy another aspect of our great region,” said Mayor Bim Lange
“Council is so appreciative of the community groups which have been instrumental in the planning and execution of this project, and is also very grateful to the State Government which contributed $1.1 million dollars toward the project.”
Minister for Transport Infrastructure and Local Government, Minister for Planning and local Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll welcomes the latest addition to Barossa’s tourism offering.
“As a State Government, it is exciting to have helped this dream become a reality by providing $1.1 million through the Open Spaces/Places for People Program,” Minister Knoll said.
“As the local MP and a parent of two young, adventurous girls, I am so excited by the experiences the Barossa Adventure Station brings to our back door. I think it’s fantastic that The Station offers a genuinely challenging play space for our kids and adults alike.
“This is a great new precinct and open space for Angaston and the wider Barossa, and will help to encourage families to stay and play in our beautiful region.”
The Barossa Adventure Station incorporates the restoration of the original rail turntable, crane and 1910 station building – an impressive element of the project which saw the building physically jacked up to reconstruct the platform, along with a full roof restoration thanks, in part, to a $20,000 grant from Heritage SA.It is hoped the beautifully refurbished building, which maintains its original charm and character, will attract a retail or hospitality tenant in the near future, complementing the long term view to further activate the Station space to include community events and markets.
Community and tourists alike are encouraged to get outdoors and explore the Station these school holidays in a Covid-Safe manner through implementing social distancing, good hand hygiene practice, and remaining home if unwell.
The Barossa Adventure Station opens to the public from Saturday 4 July.