The Port Adelaide Football Club welcomes last night’s decision by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council’s Development Assessment Panel to unanimously grant the club conditional planning consent for the Alberton Oval redevelopment.

Port Adelaide chief executive Matthew Richardson said this was the first step in the approval process.

“We welcome the Panel’s positive response to our development application and subsequent providing conditional planning consent,” Mr Richardson said.

“Our vision is to develop Alberton Oval into a precinct that provides world-class facilities for our AFL and AFLW athletes, but also enables increased access for community sport. Equally, the redevelopment will provide more open green space for casual and passive recreation for the local community to enjoy.”