13 November 2017

Council Notice of Motion: Upgrade current facilities to multi-purpose courts

A notice of motion was adopted relating to multi-purpose court provision with specific relation to Christison Park and Lough Playing Fields.
07 May 2018

Approved: Report seeking to proceed with plans for Christison Park

A report to the Finance, Community & Services Committee seeking to proceed with plans for multi purpose courts at Christison Park was approved.
02 May 2019

Public exhibition opens

The community is invited to provide feedback on the plans for new multi purpose courts at Christison Park.
24 May 2019

Public exhibition closes

The submission period has closed. All feedback will be considered by Council.
July 2019

Detailed design

Community feedback and information from geotechnical soil studies used to create final designs for two courts with low level lighting on the site of the existing basketball court.
19 August 2019

Report to committee

It was resolved at the Finance, Community and Service Committee;
A. THAT Council note the positive response from the community consultation for two multi-purpose courts at Christison Park.
B. THAT staff continue to progress the project which will include:
i. undertaking detailed design of the two multi-courts;
ii. a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;
iii. continue communication with Australian Maritime Safety Authority throughout the detailed design process to address any potential impacts from lighting; and
iv. given (i-iii) are satisfied, progress to construction.
C. THAT staff continue to investigate the multi-courts at Lough Playing fields and Lower Cooper Park with a further report to be brought to Council.

The full agenda, including report can be found through the following link;
October → November 2019

REF being finalised

Council is completing the Review of Environment Factors for the project, acknowledging the addition of lighting and the proximity to the Macquarie Lightstation precinct.
February 2020

REF finalised and approved - ready to build

The REF for the project has been finalised and approved. The project is now scheduled to start in April 2020.

May → August 2020


The construction of the Multi-Purpose courts has begun. It is expected the courts will be complete in August 2020.