Sport lovers to reap rewards as Burchell Reserve undergoes $2.6 million revamp

Local families and the wider community will reap the rewards of the $2.6 million redevelopment of Burchell Reserve.

Mayor Robert Bria said the Burchell Reserve Upgrade – which includes new multi-purpose courts, new trees and landscaping – will create the ideal place to meet friends, family or participate in leisure activities

The key features of the Burchell Reserve Upgrade include:

  • multi-purpose courts for tennis, basketball and netball;
  • new toilets, shelter, barbeque and picnic facilities;
  • play area improvements and new equipment;
  • new furniture, lighting and fencing;
  • ramp access to and from Sixth Avenue and internal paths;
  • new trees and landscaping
  • onsite stormwater detention, cleaning and reuse – in order to mitigate downstream flooding.

Mayor Bria said he was extremely pleased that the Council could deliver a project that was in such high demand by the community.

“Whether you love a hit of tennis, throwing a few hoops, or relaxing with family and friends, Burchell Reserve will be the perfect place for the local community to relax and have fun,” Mayor Bria said.

“The City of the Norwood Payneham & St Peters is one of the most liveable cities in South Australia and the Council is investing millions to ensure that our community lives up to this reputation well into the future,” he said.

The Burchell Reserve upgrade is one of numerous projects being undertaken by the Council.

For example, St Peters Street is scheduled to be upgraded and the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre will also be redeveloped, commencing in 2022.

“Major projects such as these create jobs for the local economy, as well as enhance the well-being for our community. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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