What IS Sturt’s position on the Unley Oval Drama

Much has been said by many about what Sturt is trying to achieve at Unley Oval. To that end the script below is a draft (emailed to the members of UOAG) of what I believe their CEO Matt Benson will be mailing to their members.

 

His words to his people.

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The Sturt Football Club has been, as it should be, working through options for the future of the Unley Oval precinct with the Unley Oval Advisory Group (UOAG). The club continues to have fruitful and transparent discussions through this forum regarding its use of the oval and its desires for the future of the facility. We are committed to openly sharing our thoughts with this group – and in fact it was the Sturt Football Club who proposed that a special meeting be conducted to allow the Advisory group to hear the individual club’s aspirations for the future clearly and honestly presented. We repeat – this was a Sturt Football Club suggestion supported unanimously by the UOAG, with the sole aim of fostering a better understanding of stakeholder wishes for the future. The club supported the fencing trial concept proposed by the UOAG. The club looks forward to contributing further to the discussions regarding a master  plan for Unley Oval – and has remarked consistently that it supports a combined stakeholder strategy that will see the development of a bold vision for Unley Oval so it will return to its rightful position as a premium sporting facility which will, uniquely, continue to be shared with the community. The following statement from the UOAG from its last(extraordinary) meeting is fully endorsed by the club..
“The UOAG endorses the initiative of Council in the Community Asset Review and the development of a Master Plan for Unley Oval and indicates a desire to participate in the process with the stakeholders working together to achieve a common vision.”
Thanks Matt
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And I can guarantee the statement attributed to the UOAG is accurate. I moved it.

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