Synthetic Sports Fields Campaign

By May 24, 2018News

In 2016 the City of Sydney released its Open Space, Sports and Recreation Needs Study. The study identified Turruwul Park in Rosebery as ideal for conversion to a synthetic surface and the City placed this park on its ‘priority list’. Fast forward two years and at our March Council meeting Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her political party told us that staff are still investigating the potential for the installation of a synthetic surface at Turruwul Park. We were then told that even though it’s on the priority list it would have to wait until Gunyama Park was completed in 2020 (the City’s first full field synthetic surface) before any action could be taken because there’s not enough money in the bank.

The Lord Mayor has $636 million in cash reserves. She is spending $11.3 million on a big tapeworm that no one wants, millions of dollars on protest groups to oppose NSW State Government infrastructure projects, and $42.2 million over 10 years on her own personal office and yet she’s now crying poor! Meanwhile kids are playing sport on a piece of dirt with inadequate lighting and no fencing. Shame on you Clover. Shame, shame, shame!

See below the outcome of the debate on my motion at the March Council Meeting.

Turruwul Park Debate 19 March 2018