Your feedback on a new sports field surface at Turruwul Park, Rosebery

We’re planning to upgrade the sports field to a synthetic surface at Turruwul Park in Rosebery.

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Why we’re doing this

We’re building new and upgraded active sports fields 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.

What we’re doing

The proposal for Turruwul Park includes:

  • a new synthetic sports field surface
  • a range of new seating opportunities
  • new turf and trees.

We aim to retain all the existing park trees and will plant 5 additional trees as part of the sports field surface upgrade.

In the coming weeks we’ll undertake some site investigation works. People with machinery will drill a series of small holes to better understand the conditions underground.

Our synthetic fields plan

We plan to upgrade the sports field surface at Turruwul Park to synthetic and construct new synthetic sports fields at The Crescent and Perry Park. We recently opened a synthetic sports field at Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. We’re also partnering with the Department of Education to provide the community use of the new synthetic sports field at Alexandria Park Community School. These synthetic fields will complement the existing natural turf fields we manage in our local area.

Synthetic fields provide greater levels of use (available hours each week) than natural turf fields. Natural turf only provides 20 to 25 hours of use each week before it deteriorates with bare patches, uneven and hard playing surfaces. Annual returfing leads to an increase in water use and field closures, which impacts sports and recreation needs.

We’re also using design and management strategies to reduce the probability of microplastics finding their way into the surrounding natural environment and waterways from a synthetic field.

View the proposed design

Plan of new sports surface located between Rothschild and Primrose avenues, Hayes Road in the north and Hardcourt Parade to the south. The new field is in the same location as the current field, between the tennis courts, playground and fitness equipment. Elements shown on the map include where all existing trees will be retained and protected, new multi-purpose synthetic sports field (90 metres x 62 metres, plus 3 metres run-off area), new multipurpose goals, no fencing will be installed at the south to retain the open character of the park, new lighting, new grass turf surrounding the field, new spectator seating, new water bubbler, regraded turf areas to the east and west of the field, new trees planted at the perimeter of the field.
Proposed designConcept plan of new sports field surface at Turruwul Park, Rosebery.
People playing on the field and walking nearby, surrounded by trees. The new lighting, seating and goals are also illustrated.
Artist’s impressionThe new sports field surface looking north-east.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 14 May 2021.

There are several ways you can provide feedback:

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when providing your feedback.