2017 Media Releases

$2.5M upgrades to Chatswood High School Oval complete

17 August 2017

Upgrades worth $2.5M to Chatswood High School Oval are now complete, with the new synthetic sportsground open for use.

The much welcomed upgrades are the result of a Willoughby City Council and NSW Department of Education collaboration that will benefit both Chatswood High School students and the local sporting community, helping address the increasing demand for quality sports facilities across the lower North Shore.

The upgrades include:

  • New synthetic sportsground for soccer and cricket
  • Upgraded cricket practice nets
  • Cricket wicket
  • Two full-sized asphalt multi-sport courts
  • One half-sized asphalt multi-sport court
  • New floodlighting
  • Perimeter ball fencing
  • Sandstone retaining walls
  • Renovation of the existing change rooms for school and public use
  • Renovation of the western car park for teachers use within school hours and the field hirers for out of school hours
  • Upgraded lighting to the car park

Managed and maintained by Council for the last 30 years, the sportsground is one of Willoughby’s busiest. It serves Chatswood High School students during school hours, and is used for community cricket in summer and district football training and competition in winter.

The conversion from turf to synthetic grass will allow the oval to take up to 70 playing hours per week in all conditions while other ovals are ‘rested’ due to rain or general wear and tear. This will provide local sports groups with an invaluable facility that will also attract sports competitions and other events into the area.

The project was funded from the Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) 2013 of the residential Meriton development in Albert Avenue Chatswood.

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