Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground Sports Recreation and Facilities upgrade

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UPDATE

We have been working in partnership with the Flagstaff Community Club, sporting clubs and local residents to plan for upgrades to the sports and recreation facilities at Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground.

During February and March 2020 we sought feedback on the proposed upgrade of the playground adjacent the oval, and the location of a proposed new unisex change room building. The initial concept plan proposed a new change room building location in the area of the existing playground near York Drive. This required the playground to be relocated further east towards York Drive. While there was some support for this proposal there were also concerns that warranted further consideration.

Since then we’ve been working further with key stakeholders to find a solution that works for everyone. Through this process, we have reached general agreement that relation of the planned changeroom facility to the area adjacent the existing clubroom building would be an improved outcome. This site will require the western-most practice cricket pitch to be removed.

The unanimous support for this option by key stakeholder representatives gives Council confidence that this revised plan will support the growth of sport and community use whilst minimising any negative the impact of the proposed development and activities.

We are continuing to work directly with club representatives to progress related projects including the renewal of the two remaining cricket practice nets and the playground for younger children next to the tennis courts. The revised changeroom location also means that the playground adjacent the oval can stay in its current location. This playground will be enhanced with new equipment designed for primary school aged children.

The work will be complemented with new paths, trees and landscaping to further enhance the Sports Grounds, and provide better access from York Drive.

INITIAL WORK HAS COMMENCED

If you’re a regular user of the Sports Ground, you may have noticed that some early works have already been undertaken, including removal of a non-regulated tree, the existing junior playground equipment, some fencing and park furniture.

Further works scheduled for the coming months include:

  • demolition of the existing cricket nets and oval playground
  • installation of new service connections to York Drive, ahead of the changeroom, cricket net and playground projects

In addition to the projects listed above, Council is also working with the tennis club towards a complete rebuild of the two southern courts (the blue ones), and resealing of the remaining four courts.

We are aiming for the playground, cricket net and tennis court projects to be completed later this year, while the changeroom facility will be completed by Autumn 2021.

The updated concept plan provides an overview of these proposed works. We also have frequently asked questions available.

Stay tuned for more updates as these exciting projects for Flagstaff Hill progress!

If you have any further comments, we’d love to hear them. Please leave your feedback below.

UPDATE

We have been working in partnership with the Flagstaff Community Club, sporting clubs and local residents to plan for upgrades to the sports and recreation facilities at Flagstaff Hill Sports Ground.

During February and March 2020 we sought feedback on the proposed upgrade of the playground adjacent the oval, and the location of a proposed new unisex change room building. The initial concept plan proposed a new change room building location in the area of the existing playground near York Drive. This required the playground to be relocated further east towards York Drive. While there was some support for this proposal there were also concerns that warranted further consideration.

Since then we’ve been working further with key stakeholders to find a solution that works for everyone. Through this process, we have reached general agreement that relation of the planned changeroom facility to the area adjacent the existing clubroom building would be an improved outcome. This site will require the western-most practice cricket pitch to be removed.

The unanimous support for this option by key stakeholder representatives gives Council confidence that this revised plan will support the growth of sport and community use whilst minimising any negative the impact of the proposed development and activities.

We are continuing to work directly with club representatives to progress related projects including the renewal of the two remaining cricket practice nets and the playground for younger children next to the tennis courts. The revised changeroom location also means that the playground adjacent the oval can stay in its current location. This playground will be enhanced with new equipment designed for primary school aged children.

The work will be complemented with new paths, trees and landscaping to further enhance the Sports Grounds, and provide better access from York Drive.

INITIAL WORK HAS COMMENCED

If you’re a regular user of the Sports Ground, you may have noticed that some early works have already been undertaken, including removal of a non-regulated tree, the existing junior playground equipment, some fencing and park furniture.

Further works scheduled for the coming months include:

  • demolition of the existing cricket nets and oval playground
  • installation of new service connections to York Drive, ahead of the changeroom, cricket net and playground projects

In addition to the projects listed above, Council is also working with the tennis club towards a complete rebuild of the two southern courts (the blue ones), and resealing of the remaining four courts.

We are aiming for the playground, cricket net and tennis court projects to be completed later this year, while the changeroom facility will be completed by Autumn 2021.

The updated concept plan provides an overview of these proposed works. We also have frequently asked questions available.

Stay tuned for more updates as these exciting projects for Flagstaff Hill progress!

If you have any further comments, we’d love to hear them. Please leave your feedback below.