Council has undertaken a major upgrade of facilities at Koola Park which is located in Koola Avenue in East Killara.
The works were part of planned improvements outlined in the Koola Park Landscape Masterplan which was adopted by Council in 2011.
Council staged the upgrade over a number of years to maximize availability of the sports facility to users.
The majority of works at the site are now complete and include:
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 underground concrete storage tank.
- Cricket practice nets – new 4 lane wicket enclosure and 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 included:
- Playing surface reconstruction and extension with extra playing field (4 total).
- New turf cricket wicket table and new synthetic cricket wicket.
- Field drainage and storm water 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 works undertaken from 2017 to 2019 included:
- Perimeter exercise pathway system.
- Exercise stations.
- Front car park works - 22 space car park with 2 disabled access spaces.
- Car park lighting.
- Path upgrades.
- Landscaping works.
The remaining works to be undertaken from March 2020 are:
Stage 5 - rear car park
- Asphalting and line marking to rear car park and accessway.
- Associated landscaping works.
- WSUD for car park run off.
View the plan
The Koola Park Masterplan adopted by Council in 2011 (pdf. 565KB)
For additional information
Contact: William Birt, Coordinator Design
Phone: (02) 9424 0607
Visit: 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon