This page will provide a central location for updates on Bob Campbell Oval and the Draft Masterplan.
22 July 2021
Consideration of the tender for Construction and Installation of “Synthetic Sports Field and Associated Infrastructure at Bob Campbell Oval” has been postponed to an Extraordinary Council meeting on 2 August 2021. View the 19 July Council Minutes.
The 19 July 2021 Council meeting includes items relating to Bob Campbell Oval. View the Agenda online.
Council has revoked the Part 5 assessment and approval for the Redevelopment of Bob Campbell Oval. Council's attention was drawn to the REF's requirement for a Remediation Action Plan (RAP) to be developed for consideration as part of the Part 5 Assessment. This RAP was not produced, but was scheduled to be prepared prior to commencement of construction. On this basis for avoidance of doubt in process, Council has revoked the Part 5 Approval and will prepare a RAP and review the original REF, prior to making a fresh decision on whether or not to approve the carrying out of the redevelopment of Bob Campbell Oval.
The Part 5 Assessment under the Environmental Planning
Assessment Act (1979) has been completed . Landscape Documentation is also now available.
Council has commissioned a Review of Environmental Factors
(REF) for the Bob Campbell Oval Project. A copy of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is now available.
This document has been prepared as part of the next stage of
the approval process under the Infrastructure SEPP (2007) which applies to this
The REF will form part of a Part 5 Assessment under the
Environmental Planning Assessment Act (1979). The document should be read
Council will provide the community with an update once the
Part 5 Assessment has been completed.
Council has outsourced the provision of both a topographical
land survey and existing tree information as part of the Bob Campbell
Redevelopment Masterplan. The resulting Tree
Inspection Schedule and corresponding Tree
Location Survey are now available to view online.
A Notice of Rescission was put forward to Council at the 15
March meeting to rescind Item 1 (Council receive and endorse the revised Bob Campbell Oval Master Plan) of
resolution 183 of the Council meeting 16 November 2020. The Motion was
lost - view the Minutes of the meeting.
Council is currently working on design detail for the Master
Plan. Relevant reports for this project will be available from this page of Council's
website for public once received by Council.
Construction of a new Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) at the corner of St Vincents Road and Gore Street will commence on Monday 22 February. It's scheduled to take approximately five weeks to complete.
To avoid any potential conflict with the hosting of the Greenwich
Games (anticipated in December 2021), Council has deferred construction
commencing until January 2022 with completion proposed for December 2022.
Council will commence the construction of the Shared User Path (SUP) earlier
than previously anticipated with contractors engaged by mid-2021 and expected
to be completed in December 2021.
Council considered a report at its meeting of 16 November 2020 following community consultation throughout September and October.
To view the minutes from the meeting, please view the Council Minutes for November.
20 October 2020
The consultation period has been extended and will now finish on 1 November 2020.
Find out more on the Have Your Say page for Bob Campbell Oval.
Consultation is now underway via Council's Have Your Say section until Thursday 29 October 2020 (amended to 1 November).
Council's Open Space Plan identifies the need to increase the capacity and use of open space assets through investment, innovation and good design. To help improve the use of Bob Campbell Oval, Greenwich, Council has prepared a Draft Masterplan which demonstrates how a range of features could be included on the site. Council's 2008 Recreation Action Plan was developed to identify existing gaps in sports infrastructure and planned for increased capacity as a result of increased participation in sport. It recommended that Council investigate the option of a synthetic field at Blackman Park or Bob Campbell Oval, along with upgraded cricket wickets and improved lighting. The Blackman Park upgrades were ultimately completed in 2014.
The 2014 NSROC Regional Sportsground Strategy which covered the LGAs of Hornsby, Hunter's Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby, identified that demand for sportsfields would far outweigh supply in coming years even with all existing fields converting to synthetic to allow higher usage. This report identified Bob Campbell Oval as a potential synthetic field location.
Council's 2018-2021 Delivery Program and Operation Plan included an action to develop a synthetic playing surface at Bob Campbell Oval including consideration of the provision of walkways, off-leash areas and amenities/car parks.
Council has been successful in securing funds for the upgrade to the oval and surrounding park area through state funding from NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment.
We are now seeking feedback on the Masterplan which includes the following:
- New synthetic field to accommodate Soccer (90m x 50m) and Cricket
- Existing Bushland
- New fitness track approx. 400m in length
- Enclosed off-leash dog areas
- New amenities building
- Approx. 50 space car park
- Link to existing bush track
- New native vegetation area
- Existing aquaduct
- New playground and fitness equipment
- New BBQ picnic area
- Existing vehicular access road and shared user access path
- New shared user path (SUP)
- New upgraded lighting for field
- New Netball training court for off-peak times
- Perimeter fence
To assist with the consultation, Council has prepared Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's), along with a number of background documents and will also host two community drop-in information sessions.
To allow the community to understand the scale of the enclosed field, the area of the synthetic sportsfield has been marked on the existing oval (as close as practical) including the off-leash dog areas during this consultation period.
Have Your Say
To have your say please visit the Have Your Say section of Council's website to review the background information and complete the online survey.
The Have Your Say page also includes details on dates/RSVP process for the drop-in sessions and how to make a submission to the General Manager regarding the Masterplan.
Written submissions close 5:00pm Sunday 1 November 2020 (originally Thursday 29 October 2020).
Consultation has now closed.
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