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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. and search­ing for ma­jor plans on ex­hi­bi­tion.

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