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Sports park users asked to comment on entrance gate closure

20 February 2019

Staged construction of internal roads and car parking in the McLaughlin Sports Park in Millicent continues and Council are seeking feedback from users on a proposal to close one of the Plunkett Terrace entrances to the complex.

The McLaughlin Park infrastructure project has progressed to the area adjacent to Peter Seebohm Stadium along Plunkett Terrace.

Whilst consulting with the McLaughlin Sports Park Incorporated group on the project, Council has been asked to consider closing the Plunkett Terrace access gate into the precinct. The gate, which is near both the basketball stadium and soccer pitch, would remain as an emergency access point or entrance for special events if required. However, it would remain shut at all other times. Council are proposing to maintain the two other entrances located on Williams Road and Park Terrace.

“The closure of the Plunkett Terrace gate enables a better management of traffic flow, an increase the number of formal car parking bays available and improved pedestrian safety”, Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower explained.

“We want to hear the thoughts of the community on what impact this closure might have on their use of the complex and the facilities within it before a final decision is made”, Mr Gower said.

The consultation closes on Thursday March 7, and written submissions can be emailed, posted or left at any of Council’s offices, prior to close of business on that day.

Plunkett Terrace

 

For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0900

 

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