New baseball facility proposed for South Turramurra

Published on 9 September 2019

Community consultation is underway on a second batting cage to be installed for baseball at Sir David Martin Reserve.

The proposal to install a second batting cage at Sir Martin Reserve – also known as Auluba 3 – is to help meet the needs of the growing Kissing Point Baseball Club.

The proposal is on public exhibition for comment from 9 September until 7 October and residents near the reserve are being notified by letter.

According to the club, the existing batting cage at Auluba 1 and 2 is not able to cater for all players. A new batting cage at Auluba 3 would enable players of all ages to centralise training activities and to warm up before playing.

The location of the proposed second cage has been chosen to minimise impact on other park users.

Kissing Point Baseball Club has secured funding of $50,000 from the Community Building Partnership Program to contribute towards the new batting cage, if approved by the Council.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the proposal aimed to cater for further participation in the increasingly popular sports of baseball and softball and widen Council’s commitment to outdoor recreation.

Comments on the proposal can be made until 5pm Monday 7 October. The results of the public consultation will be reported to the Council later this year.

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au