Sports complex is mooted for Kellyville

THE Hills Council has proposed a sports complex for the Balmoral Land Release Area in Kellyville to cater for population growth.

Mayor Michelle Byrne said she hoped the new community would be active and pointed to a direct correlation between open space and health.

"That's why we want to provide some wonderful pubic recreational land," she said.

A council spokesman said the complex — referred to as Arnold Avenue Reserve — would have a multi-purpose field, cricket oval, change rooms, kiosk, toilets, barbecues and picnic area.

The exhibition period finished Thursday.

Cr Byrne said the reserve may also be home to a satellite depot for council teams.

“Last year council moved to a place management model for our outdoor staff, meaning there are specific staff allocated to each ward, rather than having them all based at one centralised depot,” she said.

She said council would do all it could to help local sporting clubs grow.

“I want to see as many people as possible being given the opportunity to participate in sport,’’ she said.

FEATURES OF THE RESERVE:

■ A multi-purpose playing field;

■ Cricket oval;

■ Informal ball-playing area;

■ Public amenities/change rooms;

■ Kiosk;

■ Storage room;

■ Meeting room;

■ Car park for 110 cars;

■ Playground and youth space;

■ Shared pedestrian/cycling track;

■ Barbecues and picnic area; and

■ Water re-use system.

■ What do you think?

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