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Mount Compass Recreation Park

Mount Compass Recreation Park moves closer - Media Release - 9 July 2018

In exciting news for Mount Compass residents, the eagerly anticipated Mount Compass Recreation Park is set to progress through final design and construction stages over the next 12 months. 

Draft plans for the park were presented at a community consultation workshop in June last year, and based on the enthusiastic and constructive feedback received, detailed concept plans were developed and Council set out to source external funding. 

Thanks to the State Government (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure), funding to the tune of $300,000 will complement Alexandrina Council’s $396,000 budget contribution to deliver the recreation park residents have been yearning for.

The park will have green spaces, nature play features, skate and BMX elements and more. Car parking, public amenities, BBQ’s and outdoor settings will further enhance the space. Alexandrina Council is now preparing final plans and will go out to tender in September. Construction is anticipated to start early next year and will take four to six months to complete.

Alexandrina Council Mayor Keith Parkes is pleased the residents of Mount Compass will soon benefit from the exciting play space, it will well and truly be worth the wait.

“We are grateful for the feedback received from Mount Compass residents. Their ideas and opinions will most certainly be reflected in the final plans for the park. We appreciate Member for Finniss David Basham’s assistance is seeing this funding delivered as promised and look forward to watching the Mount Compass Recreation Park serve families well into the future,” he said.

The location of the new park is within the Council owned reserve between Anderson Court and Waye Court, Mount Compass.  This central location within the large surrounding residential area, benefits from existing linkages to surrounding pedestrian path networks. It is also removed from the busier main roads, creating a safe and pleasant commute for patrons of the park.

It makes use of an otherwise underutilised space that currently provides residents with little activity or aesthetic value, fulfilling Alexandrina Council’s aspiration of activating spaces.

Watch Council’s corporate Facebook page and website for developments on the Mount Compass Recreation Park.

Next Steps

July to August 2018:  Council staff are reviewing final design and specifications for the park, ready for tender.

September 2018:  Tender process, including tender analysis and appointment of Contractor, with final designs available to view on Council's website.

October to December 2018: Procurement period (4-8 weeks).

Early 2019:  Construction scheduled to commence. The construction program will take 16-20 weeks, weather and other unforeseen delays may extend this period.

To view concept plans and features of the Recreation Park, click here: Mount Compass Recreation Park Concept Plans and FeaturesFinal designs will be available here soon, in the lead up to the Tender process.