About the project
Last year Ku-ring-gai Council gave its in-principle support to converting Barra Brui Sportsground into an all-weather sportsfield capable of hosting a number of sports, primarily hockey.
This decision is in light of a significant shortfall of sportsfields, the rising demand from community sport in Ku-ring-gai along with our growing population.
The Northern Sydney and Beaches Hockey Association has obtained state and federal grants totalling $2.75 million in funding for the project. The existing hockey facility at the Ku-ring-gai High School is at the end of its usable life and the field is not included in the future plans for the site. There is no alternative venue to play hockey in Ku-ring-gai. As a result Council will be conducting a number of studies at the Sportsground to assess its suitability for conversion to a synthetic turf sportsground with associated facilities.
The synthetic turf field would be used by local hockey clubs, with capacity to accommodate other sports such as cricket, soccer, touch football and frisbee.
In addition to the surface upgrade, a water harvesting and recycling system, LED lighting and improvements to the existing clubhouse are also proposed.
The studies are being conducted by independent consultants in the areas of environmental, infrastructure and traffic management and will take place over several months. Concurrently, Council is preparing a scope of works including the approvals required for the proposal.
If the proposal is viable and required approvals are achieved, Council will conduct a comprehensive consultation process with stakeholders and the community following investigations of the site.
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If you have any enquiries about the project at this stage please contact Guy Thomas, Strategic Recreation Planner at Ku-ring-gai Council during business hours on 9424 0000.