Coral Sea Park synthetic sports field

More playing space, all-weather synthetic field and updated lights

Coral Sea Park synthetic field artist impression.

Project snapshot

  • Project summary: Reconfiguration of existing field layouts, new synthetic playing field, updated lighting, new cricket nets included a third lane.
  • Status: Procurement. Construction to commence 5 September 2022. Complete by early 2023.
  • Location: Coral Sea Park, Maroubra.
  • Funding: Randwick City Council and Commonwealth Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
  • Contact officer: Zaman Shamsuz, 1300722542 or council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Background

Randwick City Council is upgrading Coral Sea Park to enable the community to better use this important recreational sporting facility.

The plans have been developed with input from the Maroubra United Soccer Club along with other local clubs and schools who use the park.

The changes will reconfigure existing field layouts and see construction of a new synthetic playing field which will provide an estimated 2,000 extra hours of play time per year.

Work includes:

  • New state-of-the-art synthetic sports field to allow for an additional 2,000 hours of play, with minifield markings for juniors and able to be played on all year round.
  • Redesign of the overall park to allow for larger fields to enhance the player experience and meet Football NSW Guidelines.
  • Upgrading lights to allow for safer play and additional spaces to be floodlit in winter.
  • New cricket nets (with a third lane added), moved to a new location.
  • Existing half basketball courts will be unaffected and remain in their current location.
Coral Sea Park Concept Plan.

Documentation

Air Monitoring Report

Randwick City Council exhibited draft concept plans for upgrading Coral Sea Park from 1 to 29 September 2021 on Council's Your Say Randwick consultation website.

During this time, there were 490 unique visits to the website, 111 downloads of the masterplan and a total of 149 submissions lodged on the project.

Of the submissions received from the community, 46% of submissions indicated support for the plans, 25% indicated they do not support the upgrade, and 29% of submissions made a request or suggested additional elements not included in the plan.

Submissions were received from Cricket NSW, Maroubra United FC, Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA) and St Spyridon School. All groups were supportive of Councils plans, with a few additional requests.

As a result of the community consultation process, Council decided to proceed with the project with some minor changes including the inclusion of a third lane for the cricket nets and a slight realignment of fields 4 and 5.

Construction

Council has tendered for the construction of the synthetic sports field. Work is expected to commence 5 September 2022 and be complete by early 2023. Local residents will be notified prior to work commencing.

Coral Sea Park synthetic field artist impression.
Last Updated: 1 February 2023
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