Koola Park upgrade

Koola

Council is undertaking a major upgrade of facilities at Koola Park which is located in Koola Avenue in East Killara.

The works are part of planned improvements outlined in the Koola Park Landscape Masterplan which was adopted by Council in 2011. Council has staged the upgrade over a number of years to maximize availability of the sports facility to users.

Stage 1 & 2 - redevelopment of south west corner

Stage 1 & 2 works completed between 2012-14 were primarily off-field improvements undertaken to increasing the sustainability and viability of an expanded sportsground facility. Improvements included:

  • Water harvesting for irrigation – underground bore from Rocky Creek to new 600KL storage tank
  • Cricket practice nets – new 4 lane wicket enclosure & screen fencing
  • Western amenities block – new pump house / storage room and electrical upgrade
  • Field extension - western corner raised to new levels
  • Environmental improvements – weed trees removed, septic system decommissioned and new sewer installed

Stage 3 - field upgrade and associated landscape works

Stage 3 works undertaken between July 2015 and September 2016 include:

  • Playing surface reconstruction and extension with extra playing field (4 total)

  • New turf and new synthetic cricket wickets

  • Field drainage and stormwater control measures

  • Field irrigation, fencing and sportsfield lighting

  • New building aprons with improved facility access

Stage 4 - site upgrade and associated landscape works

Stage 4 early works including the installation of a perimeter concrete pathway and associated exercise stations were undertaken concurrently with Stage 3 works during 2016. 

Detailed planning and design for the balance of Stage 4 works including proposed improvements to pedestrian access, car parking, and the internal access road are progressing with construction expected to commence in 2018.