Get Ready for Superb New Sports Facilities in the Hills

Lawrence Machado Get Ready For Superb New Sports Facilities In The Hills
Sports-mad Hills residents will be able to enjoy some exciting new Sports facilities when the sports and recreational complex opens up soon at Balmoral Road Reserve, Kellyville.

The Balmoral Road Reserve features four multipurpose fields, including two cricket ovals, four tennis courts and two multi-use ball courts.

In addition to that, the Hills Shire Council has signed off on another impressive sports facility at North Kellyville.

The Samantha Riley Drive Reserve at North Kellyville will include four multi-purpose turf sports fields that can also be reconfigured into two ovals. The new family-themed facility will also include cricket practice nets, a basketball half court, and a children’s playground with picnic settings.

Heavy earthmoving machinery is presently carrying out bulk earthworks on the two sports fields located in the eastern portion of the reserve.

The council said the Samantha Riley Drive Reserve will be completed by the second half of 2023, weather permitting. It will have a separate amenities building with accessible toilets, change rooms, kiosk, referee room and storage, as well as a 200 space carpark.

Mayor Dr Peter Gangemi said the new sporting facilities caters to the growing North Kellyville community.

Samantha Riley Drive Reserve Get Ready For Superb New Sports Facilities In The Hills

“It’s terrific to see how much work has been completed in just a matter of weeks,” Dr Gangemi said. “This is a fantastic project that will benefit residents of North Kellyville and sporting groups in the Shire. This demonstrates our commitment to providing more open space facilities in North Kellyville, and supporting healthy and active lifestyles.”

As part of the project, a new roundabout entry to the reserve will be constructed at the intersection of Goodison Street and Stamford Bridge Avenue. The Balmoral Road Reserve, Kellyville, which is funded by the NSW Government and the council, will be a great attraction to our sports-loving community.

In addition to the sports oval and courts, there will be amenities building containing change rooms, public toilets, a kiosk, storage and a meeting room.

A separate building within the park will accommodate the council grounds staff and storage for sports clubs.

The carpark has space for 245 vehicles including six for DDA.

Additionally, the park will include a playground, picnic facilities and a kick about area. Extensive shared pedestrian/cycling paths with lighting linking into the local trails network have also been constructed.

Meanwhile, the council’s 2022-2023 plan has been recently adopted, and includes more funding for sports fields.

“One of the big-ticket items that I’m really proud about is a $16.7 million investment to deliver new playing fields at Stringer Road Reserve in North Kellyville,” Mayor Dr Gangemi said. “…a further $1.9 million will be used to extend fields at the popular George Thornton Reserve in West Pennant Hills.”

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