SPORTING organisations in The Hills region will soon have access to synthetic fields.
The first synthetic fields to be built in The Hills will be installed at Burnie Mullane Sports Complex, which will mean the field one and two can be used during wet weather.
The Hills mayor Yvonne Keane said the synthetic fields will help with the growing demand for sports fields.
“This upgrade is a real game-changer to future-proof Bernie Mullane Reserve for years to come,” Cr Keane said.
“We are responding to ongoing challenges including increases in sports participation, a growing local population, and demand for space by more and more sports resulting in our existing fields being at capacity.
“On top of this, we’ve calculated that fields one and two are used 40-50 hours per week, well above the recommended 20-30 hours per week usage for natural turf fields.
“Once the sports grounds are converted to a synthetic surface, there will be extended access for sports in all weather.
“After three years of working behind-the-scenes on this project, I am super excited to see these upgrades finally come to fruition.”
The synthetic fields are part of the Bernie Mullane Master Plan upgrades.
Council is also in the process of installing training floodlights at Castle Glen Reserve so that the sporting venue to create more opportunities for organisations to use the venue..