New nest for Karoonda Magpies

Upgrades: An artist impression of the east entrance to the new Karoonda community gym and changerooms facilities. Image: Supplied.
Upgrades: An artist impression of the east entrance to the new Karoonda community gym and changerooms facilities. Image: Supplied.

A $538,000 facility upgrade planned for the Karoonda Districts Football Club (KDFC) is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 football season.

The project has been made possible by funding from the District Council of Karoonda East Murray ($270,000) and the Office for Recreation and Sport ($258,000) and will see extensive upgrades including new unisex changeroom facilities and a modern community gym. KDFC president Ty Mickan said he was enthusiastic about the benefits the club would see as a result of the redevelopments.

"It's a great addition to our community, and with these new facilities it will encourage further involvement in the club and help us to foster female participation," he said.

District Council of Karoonda East Murray Mayor Caroline Phillips said it was clear from the council's community vision workshops that sporting clubs were the lifeblood of the community.

"Council is very proud to be able to support the project and help deliver another new facility which will assist our community," she said.

Karoonda Community Gym president Tamara Fletcher said it will provide a much needed hub for the community.

"We're wrapped to be able to have a permanent home for our community gym, and one that is in the centre of the sporting precinct."

The development application is currently out for public consultation and interested community members are encouraged to attend a consultation session held by the Karoonda Football Club on November 11 at 7.30pm.

Public consultation for the proposed plans close on November 15.