Sutherland oval and surrounds

City of Gosnell’s redevelopment of Sutherlands Park, located in Western Australia, has begun with Mayor, Terresa Lynes, and Councillors gathering to turn the first sod on the city’s largest investment in sport and recreation ever. 

Mayor Lynes said the 67ha reserve will be transformed over the coming years to become a one-stop sport and recreation hub for the rapidly growing community.

“Southern River’s population is projected to nearly double by 2036 and with that growth comes increased demand for quality sporting and recreation facilities,” Mayor Lynes said.

“The Sutherlands Park Master Plan addresses the needs and expected growth of our local sporting clubs, including a commitment for a much-needed aquatic facility that will service the region.

“It is very exciting to get this landmark project underway.”

Sutherlands Park, in Huntingdale, features seven sports reserves, three pavilions, a community centre, two playgrounds, a synthetic hockey ground, indoor cricket training facility, and a Bush Forever environmental site.

The Master Plan, developed in consultation with key sports clubs that use the park as well as other community members, includes:
• New sports club spaces
• New configuration of sporting ovals
• Youth Entertainment Space (YES) and pump track
• All-abilities playground
• The Sutherlands Park Leisure, Aquatic and Sports Hub (SPLASH)
• New Huntingdale Community Centre
• An enclosed dog park

Construction will begin with the all-abilities playground and neighbouring car park.

The all-abilities playground is one of ten promised to the community in 2020, to make play accessible close to home for everyone, with six playgrounds now complete and planning underway on the remaining playgrounds.

“It is important to ensure families with children of all levels of ability can access safe and enjoyable play opportunities close to home,” Mayor Lynes said.

“Playgrounds, recreation spaces and sporting facilities are a huge part of the lives of our residents – they improve our health and wellbeing, support better community connections and generally make living in our community more enjoyable.”

2 Comments
  1. Julie Moustoukas 1 year ago

    I thought the City of Gosnells and Sutherlands Park was south of Perth in Western Australia (not New South Wales)

  2. ZiN 7 months ago

    Yep, wrong photo and state. They got Sutherlands Park, Huntingdale in the City of Gosnells WA mixed up with a park and pump track in Sutherlands NSW. A quick google gives both results, but locals know the difference when google doesn’t.

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