COMMUNITY PARK NOT A HOME GROUND FOR SPORT
Concern has been raised about the proposed use by Lane Cove Council of synthetic turf on the Bob Campbell / Gore Creek oval, Greenwich.
Council is seeking to go ahead with the tender process using new 4G turf technology before councillors have had sufficient information. Council proposed inserting clauses in the contract to amend or terminate subject to the NSW Government review, but this is putting the cart before the horse. Amongst the issues are that natural turf and will not damage the surrounding bushland and may be less expensive both to install and maintain. Synthetic turf has found to be more abrasive to play on and may be difficult to recycle at the end of its life
Hunters Hill Council has rejected the $2m grant offered by The Hon Anthony Roberts to replace natural grass with artificial, synthetic turf at Gladesville Reserve which had been strongly supported by a local soccer club. As one resident said: “this is a community park, it is not a home ground for anybody”.