TALK TO THE MAYOR
Residents and sporting club members can have their say on a draft master plan for Kenthurst Park.
Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said the proposed changes would make the park more accessible to more junior athletes.
“Kenthurst Park is a fantastic community sporting complex but we know it’s needed an upgrade for some time. I’m confident that this plan will make it an excellent venue for current and future residents,” Mayor Byrne said.
“The proposed changes will mean the park becomes more versatile, more accessible to additional teams and juniors who are aiming to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.” The master plan includes: • Extensions to the east and west of the southern field allowing for multiuse sports - soccer and cricket • Two upgraded tennis courts • Two all-weather surfaced ballcourts • Upgrade of public amenities/ change rooms and kiosk, storage and a meeting room; • Staged upgrade to car park allowing for 100 Cars • Lighting for fields, tennis courts and ball courts • Upgrade playground, a shared pedestrian/cycling trail that links the park to street frontage, barbeques and picnic shelters • Environmental controls including a Bioswale System and a Water Reuse System Mayor Byrne said that Council was not only looking at providing additional sporting fields for residents, but ensuring that the existing grounds are used to their full potential.
“As our population grows, so too does the huge demand on our sporting fields,” Mayor Byrne said.
“It’s very heartening to see that so many people want to get outdoors and enjoy our public spaces, but it has also presented us with a dilemma as to how to accommodate as many people as we can.”
“We are working towards a number of solutions to make sure our grounds are used more efficiently, so they can be enjoyed by all.”
Anyone wishing to make a submission must do so by Friday 8 July by visiting www.thehills.nsw. gov.au and searching for major plans on exhibition.