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Kellyville Sports Complex a Boon to the Hills

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As many as five clubs from three different sports will benefit from the new multi-purpose fields at the Balmoral Road Reserve, Kellyville Sports Complex, with tennis also receiving a timely boost.

Hills Football Association, Kellyville/Rouse Hill Junior Football Club, Baulkham Hills Hawks Junior AFL Club, Hawkesbury Cricket Club, and Kellyville Supersonics Cricket Club will share the four fields for training and matches during summer and winter.

In addition, there are four tennis courts and two multi-purpose ball courts at the reserve. Residents can use the tennis courts via a booking system with no coaching groups or commercial organisations able to access it for now, according to The Hills Shire Council.

The Hills To Hawkesbury Community News had reported on this impressive sporting facility before it was officially opened by NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts and The Hills Shire Mayor Dr Peter Gangemi on July 22, in the presence of residents and club representatives.

The minister said it was wonderful to see the reserve become a reality, thanks to a funding boost from the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund.

“Providing high-quality outdoor spaces is a priority for the NSW Government and Balmoral Road Reserve is great example of what can be achieved when we work in collaboration with councils to create assets that communities really want and need,” Mr Roberts said.

Mayor Gangemi said the new sporting facility “has been hotly anticipated by the Hills community and we are very excited to deliver it for them”.

“It will provide a place where our residents and sporting clubs can play and train, and families and friends can socialise and exercise. More importantly, it’s a place where our residents and visitors will find enjoyment and have a whole lot of fun” he said.

He said the extra funding boost has enabled the council to deliver the sporting complex ahead of schedule and provided hundreds of jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reserve has three buildings for the different fields, a club room, a referees/umpires room, and toilets. The council has also built a 245-space car park and a kiosk.

The sporting and leisure complex also provides cyclists and pedestrians an illuminated shared path with a link to the bigger Greenway cycle link, between Bella Vista Farm and Rouse Hill Town Centre.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][us_image image=”68529″ size=”full” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Lawrence Machodo

Highly experienced and award-winning journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the newspaper and media industry both in Australia and overseas.  Lawrence Machodo is our Sports Writer.

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