Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Changes are in the offing with tennis at Goodwood Oval.

My Co-Councilor has picked up on comments in the minutes of a recent Goodwood Oval Advisory Group Committee meeting and made some observations regarding this in her blog site.

It is true that Tennis SA is applying for a liquor licence for their premises at Goodwood Oval. The process of applying for a licence requires public consultation so those near the ground will hear more on this later. It is my understanding that this licence will be similar to that which both the Football Club and Cricket Club already have. I understand also that there will be no change to the hours the courts are used.

It is also true that the use of the 4 northern courts was discussed, as it has been for most of this year. As a member of the committee I can tell you there is nothing untoward about this and that in fact the change is council inspired in that the move is to ensure the general public DO get their rightful access.

Our neighbouring Ward Councilor, Bob Schnell highlighting the lack of awareness of who has access to these courts, raised the issue earlier this year.

Their lease is also due for renewal.

As part of the lease renewal negotiations the situation of public access has been identified as one condition of the lease that needed tidying up. This is happening with Council likely to sign post the area to indicate they are public courts. The club will be allowed access on an agreed regime when events are to be held.

Be assured everyone that this is about more public access through awareness and not less access to allow the club more, as I am sure your resident representatives on this committee would attest.