Mundulla Oval to seal road and walking area

PLANS: The grant would go towards sealing the road and walking area around the toilet block.

PLANS: The grant would go towards sealing the road and walking area around the toilet block.

The Mundulla Sport and Recreation Centre has proposed plans to seal the road and walking area around the toilet at the Mundulla Oval.

The centre has applied for a $10,000 community grant from Tatiara District Council to help with the sealing works.

The grant would go towards sealing the road and walking area around the toilet, between the oval and the toilet, along with the area between the toilet and netball/tennis courts.

Director corporate and community services Kingsley Green said the current surface was causing a number of problems for players and visitors.

"The sealing works will compliment and accommodate the oval's current facilities, with the current surface being rough and players and visitors are finding it difficult to walk around the area," Mr Green said.

He added that when the white rubble (which is the current surface) becomes displaced and is tracked through into the public toilets, it becomes "very slippery".

The project will also provide a number of important economic, tourism and social benefits for the area, including providing a safer surface for all participants and visitors, including access to the toilets for disabled patrons and attracting more community events for public or private functions.

With a large number of grant applications being submitted in recent times, councillors suggested the project should potentially be funded under 'works/maintenance' section of the budget.

Director infrastructure and operations Aaron Hillier said due to the value of the project, it was originally placed under the community grants category.

He also mentioned it was "certainly possible" the project could be moved and placed under the 'works/maintenance' section of the budget.

After a brief discussion, council members agreed the project should be funded under the 'works/maintenance' section of the budget, as it will allow for the community grants budget to be spent on other projects.