Chifley Sportsfields

801-899R Bunnerong Road, Chifley NSW 2036

801-899R Bunnerong Road, Chifley NSW 2036
  • Car park

  • Disabled toilets
  • Sportsfield lights
  • Shared pedestrian and bike path
  • Sports Amenities
  • Cricket field
  • Soccer field
  • Rugby union and Rugby league field
  • Touch football field
  • AFL field
  • Baseball field

Chifley Sports Reserve was opened in 2015. The reserve is one of the largest sporting reserves in Randwick City and an important recreational space for the residents living in Randwick City's southern suburbs. A range of winter and summer sports are played including baseball.

The 7.7 hectare reserve on Bunnerong Rd was previously known as the Women's Athletics Field and was managed by the Women's Amateur Sports Council from 1955 until Randwick City Council was appointed trust manager in 2008.

Prior to 1955, Council records indicate that a tip operated on site collecting household and building waste to fill the site to create level sports fields. Further filling and levelling was undertaken in the 1980s from the demolition of the Bunnerong Power Station and the field was capped with top soil.

When Council took over the site, the reserve was in poor condition and the buildings in a state of disrepair.

Following community consultation, Council developed a Plan of Management in 2010 to identify and guide future improvements and works on the site.

The first stage of a substantial upgrade commenced in 2013 and was completed in 2015. The works involved remediating and levelling the entire site and removing old buildings. Works also included:

  • 1.5km of shared pedestrian/cycling paths
  • two dedicated baseball fields
  • one large multipurpose playing field able to accommodate a range of team sports
  • new bubblers, rubbish bins and seats
  • planting thousands of native trees and tens of thousands of shrubs
  • remediation works to the site
  • installing underground water tanks to irrigate the reserve using 100% recycled stormwater
  • sports field and car park lighting
  • dedicated off street car parking for 180 cars

Council has also constructed a children's a kids all-abilities playground, outdoor gyms located throughout the reserve, two amenities buildings with kiosks, storage, toilets and change rooms and a skatepark.

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