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Improved sport and recreation facilities coming to Hurstville

28/08/2020

Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve have been earmarked for future upgrades following Georges River Council’s adoption of the Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve Master plan and Plan of Management at its meeting on Monday.

Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said that the planned works, which were developed in consultation with the community, will diversify and enhance opportunities for residents to enjoy an active lifestyle locally.

“I would like to thank the community for sharing feedback on the Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve Master plan and Plan of Management, and I am pleased to share that these insights have been incorporated into the final plans for the sites,” said Mayor Greene.

“Sport facilities in Hurstville will be considerably improved, with the construction of a new double storey community pavilion which will include a first floor viewing area with an office and deck, two change rooms and public amenities.

“Lack of green space has been identified by the community as an issue in Hurstville, and the creation of a walking path around the perimeter of the oval will provide visitors more opportunity to enjoy its leafy surrounds.

“Everyone will now have the opportunity to enjoy the facility, with several new all-abilities access points to be constructed, while the re-configuration of the Hurstville Oval perimeter fencing will ensure the security of ticketed events. 

“The upgrades will enable Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve to meet their full potential as outdoor space for the community, and will offer free public wifi for residents wishing to work or play outdoors,” added Mayor Greene.

Works will also include a playground upgrade, a new outdoor adult fitness hub, spectator seating and additional plantings. The upgrade of existing turf practice wickets run ups to include a synthetic playing surface will increase carrying capacity and reduce wear and tear of natural turf run ups at Timothy Reserve.

The new pavilion will feature storage, a referees room and medical room, and Heritage Listed items, including velodrome and Art Deco entry along Dora Street will be retained.  All abilities will have access to an upgraded toilet facility, and contours at the interface of Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve will be reconfigured to increase grassed areas within Timothy Reserve.

Maintenance and use of the sites will be supported with sensors including smart lighting, noise monitoring, smart bins and furniture, and recycled materials will be used to support any new infrastructure.

The draft Master plan and Plan of Management for Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve were publicly exhibited from 22 January 2020 to 4 March 2020. To view the final documents, visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Parks-and-Reserves/Plans-of-Management

For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.

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