Goodwood Oval @ Badcoe

Goodwood Oval needs a new grandstand and club and change rooms for the football and cricket players. New change rooms are essential to cater for female players.
The trouble is a new facility is hugely expensive; not a cost that Unley Council can solely bear.
Labor candidate Jayne Stinson and Liberal candidate Lachlan Clyne are pursing the matter and are drumming up support from within their parties.
Jayne recently took Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to the oval and gave him a tour of the ageing facility. Tom loves his footy and his presence signalled Labor's need to retain Badcoe. Will Lachlan now take Steven Marshall down to the oval to view the facilities?
To get the votes, all Labor and Liberal need to do is to commit to funding of $2m+.
A big ask, but a win in Badcoe is important to both parties.
Thinking about it, I wonder just how many votes are at stake.
Will they get more votes from the local residents? I doubt it. The locals probably won't want more sport being played on the oval and probably won't want a potentially larger club building. So it comes down to the votes of families with kids playing football and cricket at Goodwood Oval. How many of these people live in Badcoe? I suspect that the number is low.
Hopefully one (or preferably both) of the political parties will promise funding of $2m+.


  1. A good summary.
    Let's see how much the Libs and Labor will fund.

  2. You could be right. There probably aren't enough votes to get major funding.
    Then again, it may just depend on how tight Badcoe gets.

  3. the intention to increase capacity? I thought the focus was more to create a suitable and sustainable facility for the sports clubs. I am intending to make funding the upgrade one of the factors for my preferences. That could help.

  4. Thanks John. I appreciate your commitment. In fact, your whole platform looks good.
    FYI the grandstand and club rooms are end of life and don't cater for female players and umpires. In the long term, the cheapest option is to build a new facility. No, the intention is not to build for increased capacity, more to cater for the diverse groups.


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