The Barossa Rams Rugby Club is set to have a new home, with Barossa Council due to start construction on a new $5.2 million rugby and multi-use facility.

The project signifies a budding partnership between the Council and club, and will include a rugby pitch, three touch football pitches, LED sports lighting, all-use changerooms, a clubroom with function space and storage.

The project is supported by $995,000 from the South Australian Government, through the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

Barossa Mayor, Bim Lange, said the project will enable the growing Barossa Rams Rugby Club to relocate from Lyndoch to the new Tanunda facilities.

“This project will deliver fit for purpose, multi-use facilities like lighting, clubroom and playing surfaces, which will support current and future growth and participation in rugby in the region,” Mayor Lange said.

“Through The Big Project initiative we are genuinely transforming the area’s sport and recreation infrastructure in the Barossa for the next generation.” 

South Australian Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Katrine Hildyard, said, “Sport plays an incredibly important role in regional communities across this state, bringing people and communities together, and keeping them active and healthy.

“This project complements other important sporting infrastructure investments in the Barossa, all of great benefit to those who participate in sport and the broader community.

“It is really lovely to be in the beautiful Barossa to commemorate this important milestone with those who have worked so hard toward this project. I thank Council and everyone involved for their efforts; I look forward to seeing the facilities come to life and make a difference for generations to come.”

Local Member for Schubert, Ashton Hurn, said it’s great to see the rugby development getting underway this week.

“This brand new purpose-built facility will be a great asset for our region and seeing boots on the ground, getting it all underway is just fantastic,” Ms Hurn said.

“When funding was announced last year by the former liberal government, it formed part of the largest ever investment into grassroots sport – and ultimately this partnership between Council and the Barossa Rams is all about keeping people healthy and building a stronger local community.”

Feature image: Grounds of future Rams’ grounds. Provided by the Barossa Council.


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