If you’ve driven past the south-west corner of Lightsview recently, you’ll see that large-scale development is well underway to deliver three significant new wetland areas. This generous 6.2ha open-space reserve along Hampstead Road is due for completion in 2019, and will offer residents high quality open spaces and recreational facilities.
The substantial master-planned park – a $7 million investment – is eco-sensitive, including detention basins able to withhold up to 90,000 cubic metres of rainfall catchment in extreme weather. Eucalypts, native water plants and South Australian flora will provide beautiful greenery throughout, with over 150 trees and 20,000 plants and aquatics due for planting. Mellow sandstone from Kanmantoo Quarry is being used for attractive statement borders and edging. Residents will be able to sit and absorb the tranquil natural surrounds, with its catchment for ducks and wildlife, admiring sunrises and sunsets illuminating the sparkling water and reeds.
Proposed multi million dollar injection into the Lightsview community
The $15 million sports and recreation centre at Lightsview is a very real certainty with the State Government recently gifting a portion of the former Ross Smith Secondary School site to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, for the purpose of creating the planned recreation centre.
In a partnership with the State Government, Council will deliver an exciting multi-purpose community facility on the 2ha site, located on the corner of Hampstead Road and East Parkway. The facility will become home to a minimum of four indoor multi-use courts and space for community meetings and activities.
Council is planning to onsite prior to the end of the year and is aiming to complete works by mid-2018.
A Hungry Jack's restaurant is amongst several new businesses to commence on a commercial site fronting Hampstead Road. The approval from the Development Assessment Commission paves the way for this business to be joined by a mix of other potential businesses, with other dining, office and retail options being considered.
Located adjacent to the East Parkway entrance to Lightsview, the commercial site will have to it's north a multi-court basketball facility, proposed by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council. And to the south, it will be framed by the new Stepping Stone Childcare Centre (located in the former David Campbell Performing Arts Centre). In this area there is a master planned reserve and wetlands are also currently under construction. It is expected that developers of these sites will progressively enhance the offerings with new announcements over the coming 12 months.
"The growing support of the planned commercial and retail precincts in our master-plan is great to see, particularly after much hard work since the development's launch in 2008. We think the new amenity and dining options will be welcomed not only by the Lightsview community, but also by those living outside the suburb," said Lightsview Development Director, Alan Miller.
The Lights Community & Sports Centre
POSTED ON 1 Oct 2019
Construction of Lightsview's brand new indoor recreation centre is under way and expected to reach completion by the end of 2019.
The Farm Direct Community Markets have moved. But don't worry they aren't too far away. Visit the markets every Sunday from 8am-1pm at Windsor Gardens, behind the Windsor Hotel Windsor, 410 North East Road. You’ll find all the fresh produce you’ll ever need and you’ll also support local producers.