New! Multipurpose courts for Christison Park

Teenage girl and boy play basketball

Christison Park is set to get new hoops -- including Woollahra's very first community netball courts.

The multi-purpose court will replace the existing basketball-only court in the north east corner of the park, meaning not only can everyone have a go at dribbling, free styling and slam-dunking, but also Goal Attack, Centre Pass, and Shooting.

The new courts will cater for both basketball and netball, and will have sports lighting to allow for extended play in winter. Casual play will still be permitted, and there will be opportunity for schools and sports groups to book the courts for practice and training.

We've drawn up a design based on the site restrictions and best practice and now we'd like your feedback. Details of the plans and a range of images can be found through the links on the right of the page.


This project received grant funding from the Australian Government through Sport Australia

Christison Park is set to get new hoops -- including Woollahra's very first community netball courts.

The multi-purpose court will replace the existing basketball-only court in the north east corner of the park, meaning not only can everyone have a go at dribbling, free styling and slam-dunking, but also Goal Attack, Centre Pass, and Shooting.

The new courts will cater for both basketball and netball, and will have sports lighting to allow for extended play in winter. Casual play will still be permitted, and there will be opportunity for schools and sports groups to book the courts for practice and training.

We've drawn up a design based on the site restrictions and best practice and now we'd like your feedback. Details of the plans and a range of images can be found through the links on the right of the page.


This project received grant funding from the Australian Government through Sport Australia

Please let Council know what you think about the proposed multi purpose courts at Christison Park (note - comments will be published.)
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

With a growing number of families in the area, we desperately need local sports infrastructure to allow our children to practice their sport locally. I fully support the proposal for multi purpose courts at Christison Park. Netball in particular is a huge sport for local girls and important to keep them active and engaged in physical activity through adolescence. Currently people in the local area have to travel long distances for our girls to play (Heffron Park takes 45 minutes on Saturdays and is a barrier for entry into competitive sport). I really hope we will have more community sports areas for our children to develop their mastery of the sports they love without having to drive long distances.

Biancaha about 2 months ago

Perhaps the existing court needs upgrading but please consider not adding lights. It is much too cold and windy in winter to play there at night and the lights would not be needed in summer. Also, if your plan is to cover up a basketball court sized piece of land with concrete, please let us know what tree plantings you intend to offset the loss. Increased traffic to the already busy Old South Head Road at weekends is also a concern, with Saturday sport traffic and parking already difficult.

Local resident about 2 months ago

Fantastic improvement for the area I have 2 girls who are complete netball nuts having this in our area will be such a benefit for them being able to shoot hoops in the afternoons, without having to fight through traffic up Old South head road to Waverley to use the closest netball courts will be just a relief for me and so much more fun for them. Thank you Woollahra council, Please go ahead with this project
Karen Wright Netball mum

Karen Wright about 2 months ago

I support the development of the multi purpose courts but question the need for the lights. During the summer months its light until late and the amount of time at night in winter given high winds etc they would be used seems too small an amount of time to justify the expense.

I also think the lights, in such close proximity to the beautiful and historically significant lighthouse and natural coastline would detract from the magnificence of both. Please please please don't include lights in this development.

TattsB about 2 months ago

While the current court needs repair the addition of lights adds an unnecessary burden on the ambience and nature of the park. Previous attempts to add lights to the park angered residents. The lights, so close to the iconic lighthouse, will spoil the beauty of the structure and may interfere with its function. Furthermore there is no need for lights in the few winter months. The winter months are both very cold and often windswept with the winter westerlies. The installation of these lights is both unnecessary and a waste of residents rates. Please consider not installing lighting at these courts.

Bob 2 months ago

Really good idea and thanks Council

EvelynJiang1980 2 months ago

Great idea and much needed, thanks Council.

Abennie 2 months ago

Great idea. A perfect place for netball courts.

SimonC 2 months ago

Great idea! A perfect place for netball courts.

SimonC 2 months ago

Fabulous initiative. Netball facilities are very much needed in the area. We do the drive to Birrell St twice a week however to be able to play and practice close to our homes is a huge benefit to our local teams and the community in general. Team sports for all children are so beneficial for so many reasons. Super pleased to see this proposal.

juliacw 2 months ago

This would be a wonderful much needed addition to the area.

Cmavris 2 months ago

This is a wonderful initiative that will add tremendous value to the local community as well as visitors. It will also greatly benefit the greater population in encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.

scoakley 2 months ago

I strongly support these courts. This will provide much needed sports facilities for our community and encourage everyone to engage in more sports.

Sharon Broekhuizen 2 months ago

Multi purpose courts will be fantastic. Strongly support this. Netball facilities are much needed. As school enrolment numbers have increased, so have sports, with netball continuing to be a popular choice for girls. Let’s give the netballers and basketballers the facilities they need.

Victoria 2 months ago

I strongly support the proposal for community multi purpose courts at Christison Park

Helen Jeffrey 2 months ago

Excellent initiative - netball facilities are much needed in Woollahra.

JackieCam 2 months ago

A great initiative by Council. There is a distinct lack of netball facilities in our area, and the construction of these courts will in some way address this. It is good to see Council supporting the need for our kids to be more active in such a practical way. Thank you

LisaA 2 months ago

Great to hear and I am pleased to that there is the proposal to upgrade the courts at Christison Park.

Sooner the better please.

Slerche 2 months ago

Great idea! An extra court that is always available would be good. Maybe a seating area for spectators?

Nathunter 2 months ago

I strongly support the proposal to upgrade the basketball courts at Christison Park.

We have two young children who both play basketball and the courts frequently.

WestonChisholm 2 months ago