One of the largest coordinated sports field upgrades ever undertaken in Sydney has been completed in time for the winter sport season – with around 20,000 hours of play already booked in Centennial Parklands.
With thanks to support from the NSW Government, Centennial Parklands has invested $808,000 in major refurbishments to sports fields in Centennial Park and Moore Park. Works included laser levelling, new irrigation and drainage systems, and over 60 tonnes of rubble removed to improve the quality of playing surface.
“The importance of green spaces in Centennial Parklands is unquestionable, but another key open space role we play is in the 36 turf sports fields that we maintain – that’s twice as many sports fields as the four surrounding local council areas,” said Ed Sanderson, Manager of Sport and Recreation, Centennial Parklands.
“Another incredible part of this project was that we managed to replace around 35,000 sqm of turf – that’s almost two hectares. The complexity of this alone made this project a major challenge.”
“We are one of the largest community sports venues in Australia and have some of the most intensively used sports field anywhere. This project has made the fields far more robust and able to better withstand the consistent year round demand for sporting fields by community and sporting teams.”
This winter will see around 350,000 registered players using the Parklands sports fields and facilities, with football (soccer), rugby league and union, Australian Rules, netball, cricket and touch football the most popular sports played.
— Kim Ellis (@_Kim_Ellis) April 13, 2014
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Centennial Parklands is one of the largest community sports precincts in Australia. Check out our infographic to learn more.