Project Status: In progress
Why we’re doing this
The field’s durable synthetic surface means training and play can take place in all weather, especially when wet conditions stop play on the grassed surface at nearby Jubilee Oval.
We’re working to increase the number of playable hours and the variety of play surfaces for different sports facilities across the local area to meet the growing needs of our communities.
Our current population is more than 250,000 people, which has increased by 39.1% since 2009. By 2031 we’ll need the equivalent of 20 more sports fields to meet the sport and recreation needs of our residents.
This location for the synthetic sports field has big support from local sporting groups and is close to public transport links.
In 2021 we invited your feedback on the design of the field. We also consulted over partial closure of Chapman Road to create the extra 1,500 square metres of open space needed to construct the sports field. Council approved the partial closure of Chapman Road at its meeting on 29 March 2021 and the sports field project at its meeting on 21 October 2021.
In 2021, we also rebuilt the playground and skate park in nearby Federal Park.
These projects are part of our Johnstons Creek masterplan, which will create a ribbon of parklands around the Glebe Peninsula.
What we’re doing
The project includes:
- 61m length x 38m width raised, fully fenced synthetic sports field suitable for hockey 5s, futsal, 5-a-side soccer, senior hockey practice and other junior matches, and community training in all weather conditions
- new park and spectator seating
- new park and sports field lighting
- new native trees and plants
- accessible paths
- open lawn area for relaxation
- new welcoming park entries.