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 (FAQs), 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.